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For a particular task, instead of a standard ROC curve (which measures the sensitivity vs the specificity), I've found it useful to plot the precision vs the sensitivity (recall).

Is there a name for this type of plot?

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It is called precision-recall curve

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  • $\begingroup$ I thought it may have had a special name like the Receiver Operating Curve does. If it's that simple then this answers the question! $\endgroup$ – Hooked Nov 10 '15 at 16:32
  • $\begingroup$ No, there is no special name for it. $\endgroup$ – rep_ho Nov 10 '15 at 16:42

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