A Unified Algorithm for the Non-Convex Penalized Estimation: The ncpen Package
Various R packages have been developed for the non-convex penalized estimation but they can only be applied to the smoothly clipped absolute deviation (SCAD) or minimax concave penalty (MCP). We develop an R package, entitled ncpen, for the non-convex penalized estimation in order to make data analysts to experience other non-convex penalties. The package ncpen implements a unified algorithm based on the convex concave procedure and modified local quadratic approximation algorithm, which can be applied to a broader range of non-convex penalties, including the SCAD and MCP as special examples. Many user-friendly functionalities such as generalized information criteria, cross-validation and ridge regularization are provided also.
Kim, Dongshin; Lee, Sangin; and Kwon, Sunghoon, "A Unified Algorithm for the Non-Convex Penalized Estimation: The ncpen Package" (2020). Pepperdine University, Faculty Open Access Publications. Paper 56.