The overall performance of the FS methods according to the AUC metric. We have sorted the methods, except the Rnd, which is not actually a method, according to the mean of the AUC values. The standard deviation across all diseases quantifies the robustness of each method. The mean value per disease across all feature selection methods is a difficulty index of discrimination. The NM from the myopathies and the prostate cancer were the most difficult cases towards the phenotype discrimination.
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