(Conditional) independence tests

In this section, we would like to introduce (conditional) independence tests in causal-learn. Currently we have Fisher-z test 1, Missing-value Fisher-z test, Chi-Square test, Kernel-based conditional independence (KCI) test and independence test 2, and G-Square test 3.



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Zhang, K., Peters, J., Janzing, D., & Schölkopf, B. (2011, July). Kernel-based Conditional Independence Test and Application in Causal Discovery. In 27th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI 2011) (pp. 804-813). AUAI Press.


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