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margin

Classification margins

Syntax

m = margin(obj,X,Y)

Description

m = margin(obj,X,Y) returns the classification margins for the matrix of predictors X and class labels Y. For the definition, see Definitions.

Input Arguments

obj

Discriminant analysis classifier of class ClassificationDiscriminant or CompactClassificationDiscriminant, typically constructed with fitcdiscr.

X

Matrix where each row represents an observation, and each column represents a predictor. The number of columns in X must equal the number of predictors in obj.

Y

Class labels, with the same data type as exists in obj. The number of elements of Y must equal the number of rows of X.

Output Arguments

m

Numeric column vector of length size(X,1). Each entry in m represents the margin for the corresponding rows of X and (true class) Y, computed using obj.

Examples

Compute the classification margin for the Fisher iris data, trained on its first two columns of data, and view the last 10 entries:

load fisheriris
X = meas(:,1:2);
obj = fitcdiscr(X,species);
M = margin(obj,X,species);
M(end-10:end)

ans =
    0.6551
    0.4838
    0.6551
   -0.5127
    0.5659
    0.4611
    0.4949
    0.1024
    0.2787
   -0.1439
   -0.4444

The classifier trained on all the data is better:

obj = fitcdiscr(meas,species);
M = margin(obj,meas,species);
M(end-10:end)

ans =
    0.9983
    1.0000
    0.9991
    0.9978
    1.0000
    1.0000
    0.9999
    0.9882
    0.9937
    1.0000
    0.9649

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