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How is the PC algorithm used for independence-based causal discovery?
in Data Science by Diamond (62,188 points) | 5 views

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The PC algorithm starts with a complete, undirected graph and deletes recursively edges based on conditional independence decisions.

For example, the edge between $A$ and $B$ is removed if we can find a set $S$ that does not include $A$ and $B$, and when conditioning on $S$, $A$ and $B$ are independent. The PC algorithm has been implemented in various open-source sofware such as TETRAD, pcalg, and bnlearn, and has become a reliable tool for causal explorations.

by Diamond (62,188 points)

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