Perform Naive-Bayes classification(fitcnb) with non-zero off-diagonal covariance matrix
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I use a Bayesian classification model to generate class-conditional probability density functions (PDFs) from a Monte Carlo (MC) simulation (see Fig 1). The different classes have inter-variable correlations such that the covariance matrix has non-zeros on the off-diagonal elements. However, the Bayesian classification model seems to assume that the off-diagonal elements are zero, such that the PDFs for each class are not shaped according to the MC simulated data (see Fig 2); this makes the PDFs look like ellipsoids that are horizontally aligned.
So, how can I specify the covariance elements in the Bayesian classification model when I for instance want to use it to predict a new data set?