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Receiver Operating Characteristic, also known as the ROC curve.

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Interpreting classification metrics for multiclass imbalance

I am at the point of reporting my results in a research article conducted. The dataset is highly imbalanced with class 1 and ...
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Why do we look at multiple thresholds in AUC

For AUC ROC, why do we have a graph of multiple thresholds when in the end, we will only use one of those thresholds (so why not just choose the threshold and compare that one value across models)?
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Micro average for AUC/ROC

The yellowbrick documentation has an example of AUC/ROC here. It seems odd to me the micro average would have an AUC much bigger than the individual classes or macro average. Is there some reason the ...
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Why is ROC a ranking metric and how do we understand it as a c-statistic?

I have been stuck on this topic for quite a long time. I still do not understand why AUROC is a ranking metric. In particular, what does "ranking" mean in AUROC? When I tried to code ROC out ...
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Why K-fold cross validation of ROC curve is meaningful in research? [closed]

I saw that many people draw multiple ROC curves in the same plot to compare models in medical imaging. However, I was wondering why that would be a meaningful work to draw cross validation ROC curve ...
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Can you do hyperparameter tuning using a PR curve? Moreover, would this still be considered a “PR curve”?

I am creating a graphical representation of PR results across various hyperparameter changes in an imbalanced dataset (model used was an SVM). I'm wondering if one would still consider this a "PR ...
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Why does using probabilities result in higher ROC_AUC scores?

in the most recent playground competition on kaggle (https://www.kaggle.com/c/tabular-playground-series-mar-2021/overview/evaluation) we once again have an evaluation via the area under the roc curve. ...
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imbalanced classes: ROC_AUC vs Precision_Recall AUC

I am dealing with a highly imbalanced classes problem. Accuracy is of course not a good performance metric in such cases, So I want to calculate either ROC AUC sore ...
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Why is the diagonal line in ROC space called the random guess?

all. I'm a student who studies machine learning. When I found the wiki over the ROC(Reciever Operation Characteristic), I had one question. According to the wiki, ROC space has a diagonal line and ...
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ROC AUC for multiclass problem

Just some quick questions to clarify my doubt please. I know that one can get precision/recall for each class in a multiclass problem, e.g. in this classification ...
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Interpretation of Youden's J Statistic

Youden's J statistic is defined as J = sensitivity + specificity - 1, and is equal to the vertical distance between the chance line and the ROC curve for a classifier. I'm having trouble describing ...
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ROC curve as predictive tool in human performance--relationship between $\beta$, $X_C$, and signal probability

I am taking an engineering psychology course in which we are using ROC curves to evaluate human performance in signal detection. Many of the questions on this site about ROC curves are using them as a ...
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One-vs-All ROC curve computation

Suppose you have a classification model which can predict any one of N classes. The model can also output the prior probabilities of that prediction, one for each class. These probabilities can be ...
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Optimal cut-off value for continuous covariate with binary outcome [duplicate]

Research question: What is the optimal cut-off value for a continuous covariate (age) with a binary outcome (suitable or not for a certain treatment). I realize that we lose information by ...
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Inconsistent ROC-AUC

I'm training VGAE to predict edges and I'm getting a good loss (BCEwithLogits) values but the ROC-AUC seems bit inconsistent and not very progressive. I'm not sure how to diagnose it. The model is ...
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Adaptive cutpoint selection on ROC curves based on changing environments

I have built a classic binary classifier and constructed a ROC curve for it, like the following: In this case, the positive class represents "bad" things that should be excluded. In the ...
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Why is the cutoff for AUC (area under ROC curve) to be considered an acceptable classfier at .7 and what is it acceptable for? [duplicate]

From reading about interpreting the area under a ROC curve, it seems the general consensus is that anything from .7 - .8 is considered an acceptable classifier. What is it considered "acceptable&...
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For imbalanced datasets, is it necessary to use undersampling or upsampling if one evaluates the performance of ML classifier using PR curves?

Previously, I would have assumed evaluating the classification performance of Decision tree and SVM with a PR curve would obviate the need for under/over-sampling since it doesn't evaluate the true ...
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Comparing the discriminative ability of two comorbidity indices for mortality: should I go for ROC and AUC?

Different comorbidity indices are widely used tools for describing patients' comorbidity statuses. A large score = many illnesses, and vice versa. I would like to compare two such indices to examine ...
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ROC curve with multiple thresholds / equivalent rank measure

I have a model that has X features, and I can create ROC curves based on the residuals for each feature (so that each feature has its own curve, that determines how good that feature's residuals are ...
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ROC convex hull - realisable classifiers

In the paper Realisable Classifiers Theorem 1 shows that there exists a realisable classifier r_i which lies on a line L_ab ...
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How to calculate labels and scores for a feature detector without classification or segmentation?

I am using SIFT feature detector to detect features from ground truth image and test image. I am using the location and scale of ground truth feature to define the predicted features on test image. I ...
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Is it possible to get low AUC score but high Precision and Recall?

I am doing classification on a fairly imbalanced dataset (about 1:2 ratio). I have so far so far tried lasso and logistic regression. I didn't downsample the dataset because the sample size is low (...
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Should I use predict_proba or predict when computing metrics

I need to compute some metrics for binary classification. I see that many times some people use the probability: ...
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Bias of False Positive Rate (FPR) estimator

When evaluating a classifier's false positive rate on a randomly sampled test set (of size much smaller than the population), is an estimator for the false positive rate considered a "ratio ...
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roc auc for small class imbalance

I have a classification problem with class imbalance(1:6). I'd like to know if roc_auc is a valid metric for this level of imbalance. I know it's not good for severe imbalance, but what about a case ...
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3 models which I have built result in the exact same result, how can it be? [closed]

I have 3 models which I have built, I have used the following libraries: ...
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Showing that $P(X_1>X_2) = \int_{0}^1 P(X_1>X_2 | X_2=x) f_{X_2}(x) dx$

I am going through this post in trying to prove the probabilistic interpretation of the AUC for a ROC Curve (for a classifier): The AUC for a ROC curve is the the probability of the classifier ...
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What does it mean if ROC curves (training ROCs) are very smooth?

I am a beginner to statistical / machine learning modelling and have a beginner question. What does it mean if ROC curves are very smooth? That is they actually look like curves. In textbooks, these ...
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Is KS statstic (in classification) from ROC Curve same as K-S from cum Gain curve or PR Curve?

This is related to classification problems (specifically binary classification problems covered in scoring) where curves referenced below are used. I understand each of these curves for a classifier ...
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How is the cost weight function $w_G(c)$ implicitly used by the AUC calculated?

In this article by David Hand an implicit function of the classification cost ratio is calculated for a specific dataset, resulting in a discrete distribution: This is defined as $$ w_G(c) = \pi_0 ...
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Calibrating probability thresholds based on ROC curve for multiclass classification

I have built a network for the classification of three classes. The network consists of a CNN followed by two fully-connected layers. The CNN consists of convolutional layers, followed by batch ...
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When are ROC curves to compare imaging tests valid? (Focus on the example below)

I would like to ask what criticism could be raised in the following case example: In this paper they test a way of detecting narrowing of the cervical canal on radiographs using a ratio of ...
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test how good a threshold is?

I have developed a threshold and wondering how can I test that threshold to see how good it is? I tried precision, recall, and F1 score metrics, and the results were promising. However, I'm wondering ...
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Interpretation of AUC - ROC curves with a Binary Predictor

I have data like this: ...
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The calculation results of coords and ci.coords in the pROC package are inconsistent. Which one should I choose?

I have a set of data. When calculating with the pROC package, the sensitivity results obtained by coords and ...
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How do I evaluate the likelihood of the binormal smoothed ROC curve?

As I understand the binormal model for ROC curves assumes that the decision variable can be monotonically transformed so that both the case and control values are normally distributed. Under this ...
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F1 score, PR or ROC curve for regression

Due to my background as a pure biologist, I've been struggling with the comment acquired from a reviewer about the accuracy test used in my regression study. While I stick to MSE, MAE and R2 as the ...
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I compared means of var X for two groups (t test). How calculate ROC for the classifier on these two groups based on variable X?

How to calculate roc curve after performing t test (in sas or in R)? I compared means of variable X for two groups using t test. P-value is <0.05. How can I also calculate ROC curve for the ...
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how can i plot a gini curve?

i am using a scoring metric as below: (gini) ...
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Why does the Youden rule does not recommend a threshold of 0.5 on balanced data?

Suppose I have a logistic regression model estimated using a balanced target (equal group sizes). My questions concern the optimal threshold for prediction and it's relationship with the Youden's rule ...
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is there a name for the generalization of ROC AUC to ordinal data with more than 2 classes? “probability of correct ordering of a pair”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Receiver_operating_characteristic#Area_under_the_curve the area under the ROC curve is the probability of a random positive and a random negative being scored / ranked in ...
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Equal Error Rate (EER) Metric - Why is lower better?

With the Equal Error Rate (EER) Metric, why is the lower the value the better (more accurate binary classifier system)? Also, when finding the EER on the ROC curve, is it correct in saying the EER is ...
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How to test significance of two ROC with MLeval

I've two ROC derived from caret and I'd like to test if the relative curves are statistically different: ...
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Is an off diagonal ROC curve not always better than random?

I'm trying to better understand the ROC when used for ML model classification and was looking at this explaining curve, explaining what is better and worse. However, I am thinking, contrary what is ...
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Panel Data in R - Can I implement a plm regression with categorical data?

I am working (In R) on a panel modelling of an econometric problem. I have : one dependent variable : Y with values in real positive numbers two explanatory variables : VAR_1 (real positive), VAR_2 (...
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ROC for testing goodness of fit

I'm interested in using ROC to test for goodness of fit for binary models such as logistic regression. I'm a bit confused by the literature where it is mostly just explained as a valid technique to ...
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Is it possible to determine the Probability of Error for the classifier form the ROC curve at a specific point?

Given a classifier with an ROC curve at a specific point, say: (FNR = 0.01, FPR = 0.1). Is it possible to determine the Probability of Error for the classifier at this point?
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Is it possible for a binary classifier to have lower accuracy, macrof1 and binaryf1 but higher ROC AUC? [duplicate]

I've got the results of two classifiers based on 5 different splits of training and testing sets. Their mean and std of the results are as follow: Method-------Accuracy -- MacroF1 -- BinaryF1---- ROC ...
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How to generate a ROC curve from ground truth and predictions (in R package pROC)?

I've trained several machine learning models (GLM, SVM, random forest) in R to perform binary classification (predicting the presence of gallstones) and plotted ROC curves/computed AUC using the pROC ...

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