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I understand the the cumulative gains chart shows the percentage of found targets (y-axis) (so the sensitivity) against the number of tested observations (x-axis).

For the lift chart it seems that the y-axis shows the improvement for the percentage of found targets compared to the hypothetical random model which is a line from 0-100% in the cumulative gains chart, this is called lift. However in some explanations, the lift is still plotted against the number of tested observations,

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in other explanations the lift is plotted against a "cut-off" (whatever that means),

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(obviously there is something wrong with the curves itself, but this is a programming issue that I produced myself - I think the curves need to be flipped horizontally). In others the lift is plotted against the "rate of positive predictions".

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I guess the "rate of positive predictions" means the same as true positive rate a.k.a. sensitivity a.k.a. recall a.k.a. hit rate. What is correct for a lift chart?

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  • $\begingroup$ Could you display the charts you're asking about? Not everyone uses the same names to refer to the same types of charts. Or graphs. Or plots. $\endgroup$ – rolando2 Jan 11 at 18:56
  • $\begingroup$ @rolando2: Not sure how this helps, but here you go. $\endgroup$ – Make42 Jan 11 at 22:09
  • $\begingroup$ Have you read this paper? $\endgroup$ – Lerner Zhang May 22 at 9:25

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