How to impute missing values in a dataset before feeding to a classifier is often a difficult decision. Imputing with a wrong value can significantly skew the data and result in wrong classifier. The ideal solution is to get a clean data set without any NULL values but then, we might have to throw out most data. There are no perfect workarounds as most classifiers are built based on the information from data and lack thereof results in the wrong classifier. Continue reading “Handling missing values in a Dataset before training”
Although there are multiple packages which plots ROC curve, this one seems to be the most convenient.
library(caTools) # Predict on test: p p <- predict(model, test, type = "response") # create ROC Curve colAUC(p,test[["Class"]],plotROC = T)
Post describes how to extract top feature names from a supervised learning classifier in sklearn.
Note: The training dataset
y_train are pandas dataframe with column names.
After fitting/training a classifier
clf, the scoring for features can be accessed (method varies depending on the classifier used).
- For example, for logistic regression it is the magnitude of the coefficients and can be accessed as
- For DecisionTree, it is
Sort the scores in descending order using
np.argsort() and pass it as an index to the column names of
# For Decision Tree classifier from sklearn.tree import DecisionTreeClassifier import numpy as np clf = DecisionTreeClassifier(random_state=42) clf.fit(X_train, y_train) importances = clf.feature_importances_ # printing top 5 features of fitted classifier print (X_train.columns[(np.argsort(importances)[::-1])][:5]) OR print(sorted(zip(X_train.columns,importances),key=lambda x: x)[::-1]
The chart explains the gender difference in school performance based on different states of india. Full project report
- 1st Encoding (lines): median values of performance for boys and girls
- 2nd Encoding (colored bars): difference in median values
- 3rd Encoding (circle size): count of values used to find median
Continue reading “Horizontal bar chart with 3 encodings using matplotlib”
If you are a user of d3 for visualization, you might already know what a bl.ock is. Apart from Mike Bostock’s bl.ocks, often it is very hard to navigate/find a good examples which you can use and build on top. Since most of the d3 examples are new creative ventures, it is often hard to classify them and hence indexing. These are some websites where you can navigate bl.ocks of users :
- http://blockbuilder.org/search (Highly recommended)
- http://bl.ocksplorer.org/ (often not very helpful)
Below are some links on Data Visualization focused on using D3.js. These links are compiled from the Data Visualization course on Udacity. Continue reading “Notes on Data Visualization – D3.js”
This is a wonderful article on how to serialize a python object into JSON