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L} for the random variables X and Y and all the configurations of the conditioning variables Z. Two common conditional independence tests are the following: • Mutual information (Cover and Thomas, 2006), an information-theoretic distance measure defined as R C L ni jk n++k ni jk log . 10) It is proportional to the log-likelihood ratio test G2 (they differ by a 2n factor, where n is the sample size), and it is related to the deviance of the tested models. • The classic Pearson’s X 2 test for contingency tables, R X2 (X,Y | Z) = ∑ C L ∑∑ i=1 j=1 k=1 ni jk − mi jk mi jk 2 , where mi jk = ni+k n+ jk .

11) In both cases the null hypothesis of independence can be tested using either the 2 asymptotic χ(R−1)(C−1)L distribution or the Monte Carlo permutation approach described in Edwards (2000). Other possible choices are Fisher’s exact test and the shrinkage estimator for the mutual information defined by Hausser and Strimmer (2009) and studied in Scutari and Brogini (2012). , 1995). 12) 2 i=1 where d is the number of parameters of the global distribution. It is numerically equivalent to the information-theoretic minimum description length (MDL) measure by Rissanen (2007), even though it has a completely different derivation.

Pcalg and catnet do not implement any native plotting function, relying instead on the functionality provided by packages graph and Rgraphviz and package igraph (Csardi and Nepusz, 2006), respectively. pcalg provides a wrapper in the form of a plot method for pcAlgo objects, while catnet calls it cnPlot. Both these approaches allow a fine control on the layout and the formatting of the plot through the options provided by the supporting packages mentioned above. 4 Structure Learning So far, we have analyzed the marks data set using pre-specified network structures.