class ignite.metrics.recall.Recall(output_transform=<function Recall.<lambda>>, average=False, is_multilabel=False, device=device(type='cpu'))[source]#

Calculates recall for binary and multiclass data.

Recall=TPTP+FN\text{Recall} = \frac{ TP }{ TP + FN }

where TP\text{TP} is true positives and FN\text{FN} is false negatives.

  • update must receive output of the form (y_pred, y) or {'y_pred': y_pred, 'y': y}.

  • y_pred must be in the following shape (batch_size, num_categories, …) or (batch_size, …).

  • y must be in the following shape (batch_size, …).

In binary and multilabel cases, the elements of y and y_pred should have 0 or 1 values. Thresholding of predictions can be done as below:

def thresholded_output_transform(output):
    y_pred, y = output
    y_pred = torch.round(y_pred)
    return y_pred, y

recall = Recall(output_transform=thresholded_output_transform)

In multilabel cases, average parameter should be True. However, if user would like to compute F1 metric, for example, average parameter should be False. This can be done as shown below:

precision = Precision(average=False)
recall = Recall(average=False)
F1 = precision * recall * 2 / (precision + recall + 1e-20)
F1 = MetricsLambda(lambda t: torch.mean(t).item(), F1)


In multilabel cases, if average is False, current implementation stores all input data (output and target) in as tensors before computing a metric. This can potentially lead to a memory error if the input data is larger than available RAM.

  • output_transform (Callable) – a callable that is used to transform the Engine’s process_function’s output into the form expected by the metric. This can be useful if, for example, you have a multi-output model and you want to compute the metric with respect to one of the outputs.

  • average (bool) – if True, precision is computed as the unweighted average (across all classes in multiclass case), otherwise, returns a tensor with the precision (for each class in multiclass case).

  • is_multilabel (bool) – flag to use in multilabel case. By default, value is False. If True, average parameter should be True and the average is computed across samples, instead of classes.

  • device (Union[str, device]) – specifies which device updates are accumulated on. Setting the metric’s device to be the same as your update arguments ensures the update method is non-blocking. By default, CPU.



Updates the metric's state using the passed batch output.


Updates the metric’s state using the passed batch output.

By default, this is called once for each batch.


output (Sequence[Tensor]) – the is the output from the engine’s process function.

Return type