sklearn.neighbors
.NearestNeighbors¶

class
sklearn.neighbors.
NearestNeighbors
(n_neighbors=5, radius=1.0, algorithm='auto', leaf_size=30, metric='minkowski', p=2, metric_params=None, n_jobs=None, **kwargs)¶ Unsupervised learner for implementing neighbor searches.
Read more in the User Guide.
Parameters: n_neighbors : int, optional (default = 5)
Number of neighbors to use by default for
kneighbors
queries.radius : float, optional (default = 1.0)
Range of parameter space to use by default for
radius_neighbors
queries.algorithm : {‘auto’, ‘ball_tree’, ‘kd_tree’, ‘brute’}, optional
Algorithm used to compute the nearest neighbors:
 ‘ball_tree’ will use
BallTree
 ‘kd_tree’ will use
KDTree
 ‘brute’ will use a bruteforce search.
 ‘auto’ will attempt to decide the most appropriate algorithm
based on the values passed to
fit
method.
Note: fitting on sparse input will override the setting of this parameter, using brute force.
leaf_size : int, optional (default = 30)
Leaf size passed to BallTree or KDTree. This can affect the speed of the construction and query, as well as the memory required to store the tree. The optimal value depends on the nature of the problem.
metric : string or callable, default ‘minkowski’
metric to use for distance computation. Any metric from scikitlearn or scipy.spatial.distance can be used.
If metric is a callable function, it is called on each pair of instances (rows) and the resulting value recorded. The callable should take two arrays as input and return one value indicating the distance between them. This works for Scipy’s metrics, but is less efficient than passing the metric name as a string.
Distance matrices are not supported.
Valid values for metric are:
 from scikitlearn: [‘cityblock’, ‘cosine’, ‘euclidean’, ‘l1’, ‘l2’, ‘manhattan’]
 from scipy.spatial.distance: [‘braycurtis’, ‘canberra’, ‘chebyshev’, ‘correlation’, ‘dice’, ‘hamming’, ‘jaccard’, ‘kulsinski’, ‘mahalanobis’, ‘minkowski’, ‘rogerstanimoto’, ‘russellrao’, ‘seuclidean’, ‘sokalmichener’, ‘sokalsneath’, ‘sqeuclidean’, ‘yule’]
See the documentation for scipy.spatial.distance for details on these metrics.
p : integer, optional (default = 2)
Parameter for the Minkowski metric from sklearn.metrics.pairwise.pairwise_distances. When p = 1, this is equivalent to using manhattan_distance (l1), and euclidean_distance (l2) for p = 2. For arbitrary p, minkowski_distance (l_p) is used.
metric_params : dict, optional (default = None)
Additional keyword arguments for the metric function.
n_jobs : int or None, optional (default=None)
The number of parallel jobs to run for neighbors search.
None
means 1 unless in ajoblib.parallel_backend
context.1
means using all processors. See Glossary for more details.See also
KNeighborsClassifier
,RadiusNeighborsClassifier
,KNeighborsRegressor
,RadiusNeighborsRegressor
,BallTree
Notes
See Nearest Neighbors in the online documentation for a discussion of the choice of
algorithm
andleaf_size
.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knearest_neighbor_algorithm
Examples
>>> import numpy as np >>> from sklearn.neighbors import NearestNeighbors >>> samples = [[0, 0, 2], [1, 0, 0], [0, 0, 1]]
>>> neigh = NearestNeighbors(2, 0.4) >>> neigh.fit(samples) #doctest: +ELLIPSIS NearestNeighbors(...)
>>> neigh.kneighbors([[0, 0, 1.3]], 2, return_distance=False) ... #doctest: +ELLIPSIS array([[2, 0]]...)
>>> nbrs = neigh.radius_neighbors([[0, 0, 1.3]], 0.4, return_distance=False) >>> np.asarray(nbrs[0][0]) array(2)
Methods
fit
(X[, y])Fit the model using X as training data get_params
([deep])Get parameters for this estimator. kneighbors
([X, n_neighbors, return_distance])Finds the Kneighbors of a point. kneighbors_graph
([X, n_neighbors, mode])Computes the (weighted) graph of kNeighbors for points in X radius_neighbors
([X, radius, return_distance])Finds the neighbors within a given radius of a point or points. radius_neighbors_graph
([X, radius, mode])Computes the (weighted) graph of Neighbors for points in X set_params
(**params)Set the parameters of this estimator. 
__init__
(n_neighbors=5, radius=1.0, algorithm='auto', leaf_size=30, metric='minkowski', p=2, metric_params=None, n_jobs=None, **kwargs)¶ Initialize self. See help(type(self)) for accurate signature.

fit
(X, y=None)¶ Fit the model using X as training data
Parameters: X : {arraylike, sparse matrix, BallTree, KDTree}
Training data. If array or matrix, shape [n_samples, n_features], or [n_samples, n_samples] if metric=’precomputed’.

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.

kneighbors
(X=None, n_neighbors=None, return_distance=True)¶ Finds the Kneighbors of a point. Returns indices of and distances to the neighbors of each point.
Parameters: X : arraylike, shape (n_query, n_features), or (n_query, n_indexed) if metric == ‘precomputed’
The query point or points. If not provided, neighbors of each indexed point are returned. In this case, the query point is not considered its own neighbor.
n_neighbors : int
Number of neighbors to get (default is the value passed to the constructor).
return_distance : boolean, optional. Defaults to True.
If False, distances will not be returned
Returns: dist : array
Array representing the lengths to points, only present if return_distance=True
ind : array
Indices of the nearest points in the population matrix.
Examples
In the following example, we construct a NeighborsClassifier class from an array representing our data set and ask who’s the closest point to [1,1,1]
>>> samples = [[0., 0., 0.], [0., .5, 0.], [1., 1., .5]] >>> from sklearn.neighbors import NearestNeighbors >>> neigh = NearestNeighbors(n_neighbors=1) >>> neigh.fit(samples) # doctest: +ELLIPSIS NearestNeighbors(algorithm='auto', leaf_size=30, ...) >>> print(neigh.kneighbors([[1., 1., 1.]])) # doctest: +ELLIPSIS (array([[0.5]]), array([[2]]))
As you can see, it returns [[0.5]], and [[2]], which means that the element is at distance 0.5 and is the third element of samples (indexes start at 0). You can also query for multiple points:
>>> X = [[0., 1., 0.], [1., 0., 1.]] >>> neigh.kneighbors(X, return_distance=False) # doctest: +ELLIPSIS array([[1], [2]]...)

kneighbors_graph
(X=None, n_neighbors=None, mode='connectivity')¶ Computes the (weighted) graph of kNeighbors for points in X
Parameters: X : arraylike, shape (n_query, n_features), or (n_query, n_indexed) if metric == ‘precomputed’
The query point or points. If not provided, neighbors of each indexed point are returned. In this case, the query point is not considered its own neighbor.
n_neighbors : int
Number of neighbors for each sample. (default is value passed to the constructor).
mode : {‘connectivity’, ‘distance’}, optional
Type of returned matrix: ‘connectivity’ will return the connectivity matrix with ones and zeros, in ‘distance’ the edges are Euclidean distance between points.
Returns: A : sparse matrix in CSR format, shape = [n_samples, n_samples_fit]
n_samples_fit is the number of samples in the fitted data A[i, j] is assigned the weight of edge that connects i to j.
Examples
>>> X = [[0], [3], [1]] >>> from sklearn.neighbors import NearestNeighbors >>> neigh = NearestNeighbors(n_neighbors=2) >>> neigh.fit(X) # doctest: +ELLIPSIS NearestNeighbors(algorithm='auto', leaf_size=30, ...) >>> A = neigh.kneighbors_graph(X) >>> A.toarray() array([[1., 0., 1.], [0., 1., 1.], [1., 0., 1.]])

radius_neighbors
(X=None, radius=None, return_distance=True)¶ Finds the neighbors within a given radius of a point or points.
Return the indices and distances of each point from the dataset lying in a ball with size
radius
around the points of the query array. Points lying on the boundary are included in the results.The result points are not necessarily sorted by distance to their query point.
Parameters: X : arraylike, (n_samples, n_features), optional
The query point or points. If not provided, neighbors of each indexed point are returned. In this case, the query point is not considered its own neighbor.
radius : float
Limiting distance of neighbors to return. (default is the value passed to the constructor).
return_distance : boolean, optional. Defaults to True.
If False, distances will not be returned
Returns: dist : array, shape (n_samples,) of arrays
Array representing the distances to each point, only present if return_distance=True. The distance values are computed according to the
metric
constructor parameter.ind : array, shape (n_samples,) of arrays
An array of arrays of indices of the approximate nearest points from the population matrix that lie within a ball of size
radius
around the query points.Notes
Because the number of neighbors of each point is not necessarily equal, the results for multiple query points cannot be fit in a standard data array. For efficiency, radius_neighbors returns arrays of objects, where each object is a 1D array of indices or distances.
Examples
In the following example, we construct a NeighborsClassifier class from an array representing our data set and ask who’s the closest point to [1, 1, 1]:
>>> import numpy as np >>> samples = [[0., 0., 0.], [0., .5, 0.], [1., 1., .5]] >>> from sklearn.neighbors import NearestNeighbors >>> neigh = NearestNeighbors(radius=1.6) >>> neigh.fit(samples) # doctest: +ELLIPSIS NearestNeighbors(algorithm='auto', leaf_size=30, ...) >>> rng = neigh.radius_neighbors([[1., 1., 1.]]) >>> print(np.asarray(rng[0][0])) # doctest: +ELLIPSIS [1.5 0.5] >>> print(np.asarray(rng[1][0])) # doctest: +ELLIPSIS [1 2]
The first array returned contains the distances to all points which are closer than 1.6, while the second array returned contains their indices. In general, multiple points can be queried at the same time.

radius_neighbors_graph
(X=None, radius=None, mode='connectivity')¶ Computes the (weighted) graph of Neighbors for points in X
Neighborhoods are restricted the points at a distance lower than radius.
Parameters: X : arraylike, shape = [n_samples, n_features], optional
The query point or points. If not provided, neighbors of each indexed point are returned. In this case, the query point is not considered its own neighbor.
radius : float
Radius of neighborhoods. (default is the value passed to the constructor).
mode : {‘connectivity’, ‘distance’}, optional
Type of returned matrix: ‘connectivity’ will return the connectivity matrix with ones and zeros, in ‘distance’ the edges are Euclidean distance between points.
Returns: A : sparse matrix in CSR format, shape = [n_samples, n_samples]
A[i, j] is assigned the weight of edge that connects i to j.
See also
Examples
>>> X = [[0], [3], [1]] >>> from sklearn.neighbors import NearestNeighbors >>> neigh = NearestNeighbors(radius=1.5) >>> neigh.fit(X) # doctest: +ELLIPSIS NearestNeighbors(algorithm='auto', leaf_size=30, ...) >>> A = neigh.radius_neighbors_graph(X) >>> A.toarray() array([[1., 0., 1.], [0., 1., 0.], [1., 0., 1.]])

set_params
(**params)¶ 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
 ‘ball_tree’ will use