class ignite.contrib.metrics.PrecisionRecallCurve(output_transform=<function PrecisionRecallCurve.<lambda>>, check_compute_fn=False)[source]#

Compute precision-recall pairs for different probability thresholds for binary classification task by accumulating predictions and the ground-truth during an epoch and applying sklearn.metrics.precision_recall_curve .

  • 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.

  • check_compute_fn (bool) – Default False. If True, precision_recall_curve is run on the first batch of data to ensure there are no issues. User will be warned in case there are any issues computing the function.

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PrecisionRecallCurve expects y to be comprised of 0’s and 1’s. y_pred must either be probability estimates or confidence values. To apply an activation to y_pred, use output_transform as shown below:

def sigmoid_output_transform(output):
    y_pred, y = output
    y_pred = torch.sigmoid(y_pred)
    return y_pred, y
avg_precision = PrecisionRecallCurve(sigmoid_output_transform)


y_pred = torch.tensor([0.0474, 0.5987, 0.7109, 0.9997])
y_true = torch.tensor([0, 0, 1, 1])
prec_recall_curve = PrecisionRecallCurve()
prec_recall_curve.attach(default_evaluator, 'prec_recall_curve')
state =[[y_pred, y_true]])

print("Precision", [round(i, 4) for i in state.metrics['prec_recall_curve'][0].tolist()])
print("Recall", [round(i, 4) for i in state.metrics['prec_recall_curve'][1].tolist()])
print("Thresholds", [round(i, 4) for i in state.metrics['prec_recall_curve'][2].tolist()])
Precision [1.0, 1.0, 1.0]
Recall [1.0, 0.5, 0.0]
Thresholds [0.7109, 0.9997]