sklearn.linear_model
.SGDClassifier¶

class
sklearn.linear_model.
SGDClassifier
(loss='hinge', penalty='l2', alpha=0.0001, l1_ratio=0.15, fit_intercept=True, max_iter=None, tol=None, shuffle=True, verbose=0, epsilon=0.1, n_jobs=None, random_state=None, learning_rate='optimal', eta0=0.0, power_t=0.5, early_stopping=False, validation_fraction=0.1, n_iter_no_change=5, class_weight=None, warm_start=False, average=False, n_iter=None)¶ Linear classifiers (SVM, logistic regression, a.o.) with SGD training.
This estimator implements regularized linear models with stochastic gradient descent (SGD) learning: the gradient of the loss is estimated each sample at a time and the model is updated along the way with a decreasing strength schedule (aka learning rate). SGD allows minibatch (online/outofcore) learning, see the partial_fit method. For best results using the default learning rate schedule, the data should have zero mean and unit variance.
This implementation works with data represented as dense or sparse arrays of floating point values for the features. The model it fits can be controlled with the loss parameter; by default, it fits a linear support vector machine (SVM).
The regularizer is a penalty added to the loss function that shrinks model parameters towards the zero vector using either the squared euclidean norm L2 or the absolute norm L1 or a combination of both (Elastic Net). If the parameter update crosses the 0.0 value because of the regularizer, the update is truncated to 0.0 to allow for learning sparse models and achieve online feature selection.
Read more in the User Guide.
Parameters: loss : str, default: ‘hinge’
The loss function to be used. Defaults to ‘hinge’, which gives a linear SVM.
The possible options are ‘hinge’, ‘log’, ‘modified_huber’, ‘squared_hinge’, ‘perceptron’, or a regression loss: ‘squared_loss’, ‘huber’, ‘epsilon_insensitive’, or ‘squared_epsilon_insensitive’.
The ‘log’ loss gives logistic regression, a probabilistic classifier. ‘modified_huber’ is another smooth loss that brings tolerance to outliers as well as probability estimates. ‘squared_hinge’ is like hinge but is quadratically penalized. ‘perceptron’ is the linear loss used by the perceptron algorithm. The other losses are designed for regression but can be useful in classification as well; see SGDRegressor for a description.
penalty : str, ‘none’, ‘l2’, ‘l1’, or ‘elasticnet’
The penalty (aka regularization term) to be used. Defaults to ‘l2’ which is the standard regularizer for linear SVM models. ‘l1’ and ‘elasticnet’ might bring sparsity to the model (feature selection) not achievable with ‘l2’.
alpha : float
Constant that multiplies the regularization term. Defaults to 0.0001 Also used to compute learning_rate when set to ‘optimal’.
l1_ratio : float
The Elastic Net mixing parameter, with 0 <= l1_ratio <= 1. l1_ratio=0 corresponds to L2 penalty, l1_ratio=1 to L1. Defaults to 0.15.
fit_intercept : bool
Whether the intercept should be estimated or not. If False, the data is assumed to be already centered. Defaults to True.
max_iter : int, optional
The maximum number of passes over the training data (aka epochs). It only impacts the behavior in the
fit
method, and not the partial_fit. Defaults to 5. Defaults to 1000 from 0.21, or if tol is not None.New in version 0.19.
tol : float or None, optional
The stopping criterion. If it is not None, the iterations will stop when (loss > previous_loss  tol). Defaults to None. Defaults to 1e3 from 0.21.
New in version 0.19.
shuffle : bool, optional
Whether or not the training data should be shuffled after each epoch. Defaults to True.
verbose : integer, optional
The verbosity level
epsilon : float
Epsilon in the epsiloninsensitive loss functions; only if loss is ‘huber’, ‘epsilon_insensitive’, or ‘squared_epsilon_insensitive’. For ‘huber’, determines the threshold at which it becomes less important to get the prediction exactly right. For epsiloninsensitive, any differences between the current prediction and the correct label are ignored if they are less than this threshold.
n_jobs : int or None, optional (default=None)
The number of CPUs to use to do the OVA (One Versus All, for multiclass problems) computation.
None
means 1 unless in ajoblib.parallel_backend
context.1
means using all processors. See Glossary for more details.random_state : int, RandomState instance or None, optional (default=None)
The seed of the pseudo random number generator to use when shuffling the data. If int, random_state is the seed used by the random number generator; If RandomState instance, random_state is the random number generator; If None, the random number generator is the RandomState instance used by np.random.
learning_rate : string, optional
The learning rate schedule:
 ‘constant’:
eta = eta0
 ‘optimal’: [default]
eta = 1.0 / (alpha * (t + t0)) where t0 is chosen by a heuristic proposed by Leon Bottou.
 ‘invscaling’:
eta = eta0 / pow(t, power_t)
 ‘adaptive’:
eta = eta0, as long as the training keeps decreasing. Each time n_iter_no_change consecutive epochs fail to decrease the training loss by tol or fail to increase validation score by tol if early_stopping is True, the current learning rate is divided by 5.
eta0 : double
The initial learning rate for the ‘constant’, ‘invscaling’ or ‘adaptive’ schedules. The default value is 0.0 as eta0 is not used by the default schedule ‘optimal’.
power_t : double
The exponent for inverse scaling learning rate [default 0.5].
early_stopping : bool, default=False
Whether to use early stopping to terminate training when validation score is not improving. If set to True, it will automatically set aside a fraction of training data as validation and terminate training when validation score is not improving by at least tol for n_iter_no_change consecutive epochs.
New in version 0.20.
validation_fraction : float, default=0.1
The proportion of training data to set aside as validation set for early stopping. Must be between 0 and 1. Only used if early_stopping is True.
New in version 0.20.
n_iter_no_change : int, default=5
Number of iterations with no improvement to wait before early stopping.
New in version 0.20.
class_weight : dict, {class_label: weight} or “balanced” or None, optional
Preset for the class_weight fit parameter.
Weights associated with classes. If not given, all classes are supposed to have weight one.
The “balanced” mode uses the values of y to automatically adjust weights inversely proportional to class frequencies in the input data as
n_samples / (n_classes * np.bincount(y))
warm_start : bool, optional
When set to True, reuse the solution of the previous call to fit as initialization, otherwise, just erase the previous solution. See the Glossary.
Repeatedly calling fit or partial_fit when warm_start is True can result in a different solution than when calling fit a single time because of the way the data is shuffled. If a dynamic learning rate is used, the learning rate is adapted depending on the number of samples already seen. Calling
fit
resets this counter, whilepartial_fit
will result in increasing the existing counter.average : bool or int, optional
When set to True, computes the averaged SGD weights and stores the result in the
coef_
attribute. If set to an int greater than 1, averaging will begin once the total number of samples seen reaches average. Soaverage=10
will begin averaging after seeing 10 samples.n_iter : int, optional
The number of passes over the training data (aka epochs). Defaults to None. Deprecated, will be removed in 0.21.
Changed in version 0.19: Deprecated
Attributes
coef_ (array, shape (1, n_features) if n_classes == 2 else (n_classes, n_features)) Weights assigned to the features. intercept_ (array, shape (1,) if n_classes == 2 else (n_classes,)) Constants in decision function. n_iter_ (int) The actual number of iterations to reach the stopping criterion. For multiclass fits, it is the maximum over every binary fit. loss_function_ (concrete LossFunction
)See also
Examples
>>> import numpy as np >>> from sklearn import linear_model >>> X = np.array([[1, 1], [2, 1], [1, 1], [2, 1]]) >>> Y = np.array([1, 1, 2, 2]) >>> clf = linear_model.SGDClassifier(max_iter=1000, tol=1e3) >>> clf.fit(X, Y) ... #doctest: +NORMALIZE_WHITESPACE SGDClassifier(alpha=0.0001, average=False, class_weight=None, early_stopping=False, epsilon=0.1, eta0=0.0, fit_intercept=True, l1_ratio=0.15, learning_rate='optimal', loss='hinge', max_iter=1000, n_iter=None, n_iter_no_change=5, n_jobs=None, penalty='l2', power_t=0.5, random_state=None, shuffle=True, tol=0.001, validation_fraction=0.1, verbose=0, warm_start=False)
>>> print(clf.predict([[0.8, 1]])) [1]
Methods
decision_function
(X)Predict confidence scores for samples. densify
()Convert coefficient matrix to dense array format. fit
(X, y[, coef_init, intercept_init, …])Fit linear model with Stochastic Gradient Descent. get_params
([deep])Get parameters for this estimator. partial_fit
(X, y[, classes, sample_weight])Fit linear model with Stochastic Gradient Descent. predict
(X)Predict class labels for samples in X. score
(X, y[, sample_weight])Returns the mean accuracy on the given test data and labels. set_params
(*args, **kwargs)Set the parameters of this estimator. sparsify
()Convert coefficient matrix to sparse format. 
__init__
(loss='hinge', penalty='l2', alpha=0.0001, l1_ratio=0.15, fit_intercept=True, max_iter=None, tol=None, shuffle=True, verbose=0, epsilon=0.1, n_jobs=None, random_state=None, learning_rate='optimal', eta0=0.0, power_t=0.5, early_stopping=False, validation_fraction=0.1, n_iter_no_change=5, class_weight=None, warm_start=False, average=False, n_iter=None)¶ Initialize self. See help(type(self)) for accurate signature.

decision_function
(X)¶ Predict confidence scores for samples.
The confidence score for a sample is the signed distance of that sample to the hyperplane.
Parameters: X : array_like or sparse matrix, shape (n_samples, n_features)
Samples.
Returns: array, shape=(n_samples,) if n_classes == 2 else (n_samples, n_classes)
Confidence scores per (sample, class) combination. In the binary case, confidence score for self.classes_[1] where >0 means this class would be predicted.

densify
()¶ Convert coefficient matrix to dense array format.
Converts the
coef_
member (back) to a numpy.ndarray. This is the default format ofcoef_
and is required for fitting, so calling this method is only required on models that have previously been sparsified; otherwise, it is a noop.Returns: self : estimator

fit
(X, y, coef_init=None, intercept_init=None, sample_weight=None)¶ Fit linear model with Stochastic Gradient Descent.
Parameters: X : {arraylike, sparse matrix}, shape (n_samples, n_features)
Training data
y : numpy array, shape (n_samples,)
Target values
coef_init : array, shape (n_classes, n_features)
The initial coefficients to warmstart the optimization.
intercept_init : array, shape (n_classes,)
The initial intercept to warmstart the optimization.
sample_weight : arraylike, shape (n_samples,), optional
Weights applied to individual samples. If not provided, uniform weights are assumed. These weights will be multiplied with class_weight (passed through the constructor) if class_weight is specified
Returns: self : returns an instance of self.

get_params
(deep=True)¶ Get parameters for this estimator.
Parameters: deep : boolean, optional
If True, will return the parameters for this estimator and contained subobjects that are estimators.
Returns: params : mapping of string to any
Parameter names mapped to their values.

loss_function
¶ DEPRECATED: Attribute loss_function was deprecated in version 0.19 and will be removed in 0.21. Use
loss_function_
instead

partial_fit
(X, y, classes=None, sample_weight=None)¶ Fit linear model with Stochastic Gradient Descent.
Parameters: X : {arraylike, sparse matrix}, shape (n_samples, n_features)
Subset of the training data
y : numpy array, shape (n_samples,)
Subset of the target values
classes : array, shape (n_classes,)
Classes across all calls to partial_fit. Can be obtained by via np.unique(y_all), where y_all is the target vector of the entire dataset. This argument is required for the first call to partial_fit and can be omitted in the subsequent calls. Note that y doesn’t need to contain all labels in classes.
sample_weight : arraylike, shape (n_samples,), optional
Weights applied to individual samples. If not provided, uniform weights are assumed.
Returns: self : returns an instance of self.

predict
(X)¶ Predict class labels for samples in X.
Parameters: X : array_like or sparse matrix, shape (n_samples, n_features)
Samples.
Returns: C : array, shape [n_samples]
Predicted class label per sample.

predict_log_proba
¶ Log of probability estimates.
This method is only available for log loss and modified Huber loss.
When loss=”modified_huber”, probability estimates may be hard zeros and ones, so taking the logarithm is not possible.
See
predict_proba
for details.Parameters: X : arraylike, shape (n_samples, n_features)
Returns: T : arraylike, shape (n_samples, n_classes)
Returns the logprobability of the sample for each class in the model, where classes are ordered as they are in self.classes_.

predict_proba
¶ Probability estimates.
This method is only available for log loss and modified Huber loss.
Multiclass probability estimates are derived from binary (onevs.rest) estimates by simple normalization, as recommended by Zadrozny and Elkan.
Binary probability estimates for loss=”modified_huber” are given by (clip(decision_function(X), 1, 1) + 1) / 2. For other loss functions it is necessary to perform proper probability calibration by wrapping the classifier with
sklearn.calibration.CalibratedClassifierCV
instead.Parameters: X : {arraylike, sparse matrix}, shape (n_samples, n_features)
Returns: array, shape (n_samples, n_classes)
Returns the probability of the sample for each class in the model, where classes are ordered as they are in self.classes_.
References
Zadrozny and Elkan, “Transforming classifier scores into multiclass probability estimates”, SIGKDD‘02, http://www.research.ibm.com/people/z/zadrozny/kdd2002Transf.pdf
The justification for the formula in the loss=”modified_huber” case is in the appendix B in: http://jmlr.csail.mit.edu/papers/volume2/zhang02c/zhang02c.pdf

score
(X, y, sample_weight=None)¶ Returns the mean accuracy on the given test data and labels.
In multilabel classification, this is the subset accuracy which is a harsh metric since you require for each sample that each label set be correctly predicted.
Parameters: X : arraylike, shape = (n_samples, n_features)
Test samples.
y : arraylike, shape = (n_samples) or (n_samples, n_outputs)
True labels for X.
sample_weight : arraylike, shape = [n_samples], optional
Sample weights.
Returns: score : float
Mean accuracy of self.predict(X) wrt. y.

set_params
(*args, **kwargs)¶ Set the parameters of this estimator.
The method works on simple estimators as well as on nested objects (such as pipelines). The latter have parameters of the form
<component>__<parameter>
so that it’s possible to update each component of a nested object.Returns: self

sparsify
()¶ Convert coefficient matrix to sparse format.
Converts the
coef_
member to a scipy.sparse matrix, which for L1regularized models can be much more memory and storageefficient than the usual numpy.ndarray representation.The
intercept_
member is not converted.Returns: self : estimator Notes
For nonsparse models, i.e. when there are not many zeros in
coef_
, this may actually increase memory usage, so use this method with care. A rule of thumb is that the number of zero elements, which can be computed with(coef_ == 0).sum()
, must be more than 50% for this to provide significant benefits.After calling this method, further fitting with the partial_fit method (if any) will not work until you call densify.