Model Complexity InfluenceΒΆ

Demonstrate how model complexity influences both prediction accuracy and computational performance.

The dataset is the Boston Housing dataset (resp. 20 Newsgroups) for regression (resp. classification).

For each class of models we make the model complexity vary through the choice of relevant model parameters and measure the influence on both computational performance (latency) and predictive power (MSE or Hamming Loss).

print(__doc__)

# Author: Eustache Diemert <eustache@diemert.fr>
# License: BSD 3 clause

import time
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from mpl_toolkits.axes_grid1.parasite_axes import host_subplot
from mpl_toolkits.axisartist.axislines import Axes
from scipy.sparse.csr import csr_matrix

from sklearn import datasets
from sklearn.utils import shuffle
from sklearn.metrics import mean_squared_error
from sklearn.svm.classes import NuSVR
from sklearn.ensemble.gradient_boosting import GradientBoostingRegressor
from sklearn.linear_model.stochastic_gradient import SGDClassifier
from sklearn.metrics import hamming_loss

Routines

# initialize random generator
np.random.seed(0)


def generate_data(case, sparse=False):
    """Generate regression/classification data."""
    bunch = None
    if case == 'regression':
        bunch = datasets.load_boston()
    elif case == 'classification':
        bunch = datasets.fetch_20newsgroups_vectorized(subset='all')
    X, y = shuffle(bunch.data, bunch.target)
    offset = int(X.shape[0] * 0.8)
    X_train, y_train = X[:offset], y[:offset]
    X_test, y_test = X[offset:], y[offset:]
    if sparse:
        X_train = csr_matrix(X_train)
        X_test = csr_matrix(X_test)
    else:
        X_train = np.array(X_train)
        X_test = np.array(X_test)
    y_test = np.array(y_test)
    y_train = np.array(y_train)
    data = {'X_train': X_train, 'X_test': X_test, 'y_train': y_train,
            'y_test': y_test}
    return data


def benchmark_influence(conf):
    """
    Benchmark influence of :changing_param: on both MSE and latency.
    """
    prediction_times = []
    prediction_powers = []
    complexities = []
    for param_value in conf['changing_param_values']:
        conf['tuned_params'][conf['changing_param']] = param_value
        estimator = conf['estimator'](**conf['tuned_params'])
        print("Benchmarking %s" % estimator)
        estimator.fit(conf['data']['X_train'], conf['data']['y_train'])
        conf['postfit_hook'](estimator)
        complexity = conf['complexity_computer'](estimator)
        complexities.append(complexity)
        start_time = time.time()
        for _ in range(conf['n_samples']):
            y_pred = estimator.predict(conf['data']['X_test'])
        elapsed_time = (time.time() - start_time) / float(conf['n_samples'])
        prediction_times.append(elapsed_time)
        pred_score = conf['prediction_performance_computer'](
            conf['data']['y_test'], y_pred)
        prediction_powers.append(pred_score)
        print("Complexity: %d | %s: %.4f | Pred. Time: %fs\n" % (
            complexity, conf['prediction_performance_label'], pred_score,
            elapsed_time))
    return prediction_powers, prediction_times, complexities


def plot_influence(conf, mse_values, prediction_times, complexities):
    """
    Plot influence of model complexity on both accuracy and latency.
    """
    plt.figure(figsize=(12, 6))
    host = host_subplot(111, axes_class=Axes)
    plt.subplots_adjust(right=0.75)
    par1 = host.twinx()
    host.set_xlabel('Model Complexity (%s)' % conf['complexity_label'])
    y1_label = conf['prediction_performance_label']
    y2_label = "Time (s)"
    host.set_ylabel(y1_label)
    par1.set_ylabel(y2_label)
    p1, = host.plot(complexities, mse_values, 'b-', label="prediction error")
    p2, = par1.plot(complexities, prediction_times, 'r-',
                    label="latency")
    host.legend(loc='upper right')
    host.axis["left"].label.set_color(p1.get_color())
    par1.axis["right"].label.set_color(p2.get_color())
    plt.title('Influence of Model Complexity - %s' % conf['estimator'].__name__)
    plt.show()


def _count_nonzero_coefficients(estimator):
    a = estimator.coef_.toarray()
    return np.count_nonzero(a)

main code

regression_data = generate_data('regression')
classification_data = generate_data('classification', sparse=True)
configurations = [
    {'estimator': SGDClassifier,
     'tuned_params': {'penalty': 'elasticnet', 'alpha': 0.001, 'loss':
                      'modified_huber', 'fit_intercept': True},
     'changing_param': 'l1_ratio',
     'changing_param_values': [0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 0.9],
     'complexity_label': 'non_zero coefficients',
     'complexity_computer': _count_nonzero_coefficients,
     'prediction_performance_computer': hamming_loss,
     'prediction_performance_label': 'Hamming Loss (Misclassification Ratio)',
     'postfit_hook': lambda x: x.sparsify(),
     'data': classification_data,
     'n_samples': 30},
    {'estimator': NuSVR,
     'tuned_params': {'C': 1e3, 'gamma': 2 ** -15},
     'changing_param': 'nu',
     'changing_param_values': [0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 0.9],
     'complexity_label': 'n_support_vectors',
     'complexity_computer': lambda x: len(x.support_vectors_),
     'data': regression_data,
     'postfit_hook': lambda x: x,
     'prediction_performance_computer': mean_squared_error,
     'prediction_performance_label': 'MSE',
     'n_samples': 30},
    {'estimator': GradientBoostingRegressor,
     'tuned_params': {'loss': 'ls'},
     'changing_param': 'n_estimators',
     'changing_param_values': [10, 50, 100, 200, 500],
     'complexity_label': 'n_trees',
     'complexity_computer': lambda x: x.n_estimators,
     'data': regression_data,
     'postfit_hook': lambda x: x,
     'prediction_performance_computer': mean_squared_error,
     'prediction_performance_label': 'MSE',
     'n_samples': 30},
]
for conf in configurations:
    prediction_performances, prediction_times, complexities = \
        benchmark_influence(conf)
    plot_influence(conf, prediction_performances, prediction_times,
                   complexities)
  • ../../_images/sphx_glr_plot_model_complexity_influence_001.png
  • ../../_images/sphx_glr_plot_model_complexity_influence_002.png
  • ../../_images/sphx_glr_plot_model_complexity_influence_003.png

Out:

Benchmarking SGDClassifier(alpha=0.001, average=False, class_weight=None, epsilon=0.1,
       eta0=0.0, fit_intercept=True, l1_ratio=0.25,
       learning_rate='optimal', loss='modified_huber', n_iter=5, n_jobs=1,
       penalty='elasticnet', power_t=0.5, random_state=None, shuffle=True,
       verbose=0, warm_start=False)
Complexity: 4454 | Hamming Loss (Misclassification Ratio): 0.2501 | Pred. Time: 0.027650s

Benchmarking SGDClassifier(alpha=0.001, average=False, class_weight=None, epsilon=0.1,
       eta0=0.0, fit_intercept=True, l1_ratio=0.5, learning_rate='optimal',
       loss='modified_huber', n_iter=5, n_jobs=1, penalty='elasticnet',
       power_t=0.5, random_state=None, shuffle=True, verbose=0,
       warm_start=False)
Complexity: 1624 | Hamming Loss (Misclassification Ratio): 0.2923 | Pred. Time: 0.020323s

Benchmarking SGDClassifier(alpha=0.001, average=False, class_weight=None, epsilon=0.1,
       eta0=0.0, fit_intercept=True, l1_ratio=0.75,
       learning_rate='optimal', loss='modified_huber', n_iter=5, n_jobs=1,
       penalty='elasticnet', power_t=0.5, random_state=None, shuffle=True,
       verbose=0, warm_start=False)
Complexity: 873 | Hamming Loss (Misclassification Ratio): 0.3191 | Pred. Time: 0.016198s

Benchmarking SGDClassifier(alpha=0.001, average=False, class_weight=None, epsilon=0.1,
       eta0=0.0, fit_intercept=True, l1_ratio=0.9, learning_rate='optimal',
       loss='modified_huber', n_iter=5, n_jobs=1, penalty='elasticnet',
       power_t=0.5, random_state=None, shuffle=True, verbose=0,
       warm_start=False)
Complexity: 655 | Hamming Loss (Misclassification Ratio): 0.3252 | Pred. Time: 0.014221s

Benchmarking NuSVR(C=1000.0, cache_size=200, coef0=0.0, degree=3, gamma=3.0517578125e-05,
   kernel='rbf', max_iter=-1, nu=0.1, shrinking=True, tol=0.001,
   verbose=False)
Complexity: 69 | MSE: 31.8133 | Pred. Time: 0.000387s

Benchmarking NuSVR(C=1000.0, cache_size=200, coef0=0.0, degree=3, gamma=3.0517578125e-05,
   kernel='rbf', max_iter=-1, nu=0.25, shrinking=True, tol=0.001,
   verbose=False)
Complexity: 136 | MSE: 25.6140 | Pred. Time: 0.000697s

Benchmarking NuSVR(C=1000.0, cache_size=200, coef0=0.0, degree=3, gamma=3.0517578125e-05,
   kernel='rbf', max_iter=-1, nu=0.5, shrinking=True, tol=0.001,
   verbose=False)
Complexity: 243 | MSE: 22.3315 | Pred. Time: 0.001191s

Benchmarking NuSVR(C=1000.0, cache_size=200, coef0=0.0, degree=3, gamma=3.0517578125e-05,
   kernel='rbf', max_iter=-1, nu=0.75, shrinking=True, tol=0.001,
   verbose=False)
Complexity: 350 | MSE: 21.3679 | Pred. Time: 0.001669s

Benchmarking NuSVR(C=1000.0, cache_size=200, coef0=0.0, degree=3, gamma=3.0517578125e-05,
   kernel='rbf', max_iter=-1, nu=0.9, shrinking=True, tol=0.001,
   verbose=False)
Complexity: 404 | MSE: 21.0915 | Pred. Time: 0.001913s

Benchmarking GradientBoostingRegressor(alpha=0.9, criterion='friedman_mse', init=None,
             learning_rate=0.1, loss='ls', max_depth=3, max_features=None,
             max_leaf_nodes=None, min_impurity_split=1e-07,
             min_samples_leaf=1, min_samples_split=2,
             min_weight_fraction_leaf=0.0, n_estimators=10, presort='auto',
             random_state=None, subsample=1.0, verbose=0, warm_start=False)
Complexity: 10 | MSE: 28.9793 | Pred. Time: 0.000124s

Benchmarking GradientBoostingRegressor(alpha=0.9, criterion='friedman_mse', init=None,
             learning_rate=0.1, loss='ls', max_depth=3, max_features=None,
             max_leaf_nodes=None, min_impurity_split=1e-07,
             min_samples_leaf=1, min_samples_split=2,
             min_weight_fraction_leaf=0.0, n_estimators=50, presort='auto',
             random_state=None, subsample=1.0, verbose=0, warm_start=False)
Complexity: 50 | MSE: 8.3398 | Pred. Time: 0.000215s

Benchmarking GradientBoostingRegressor(alpha=0.9, criterion='friedman_mse', init=None,
             learning_rate=0.1, loss='ls', max_depth=3, max_features=None,
             max_leaf_nodes=None, min_impurity_split=1e-07,
             min_samples_leaf=1, min_samples_split=2,
             min_weight_fraction_leaf=0.0, n_estimators=100,
             presort='auto', random_state=None, subsample=1.0, verbose=0,
             warm_start=False)
Complexity: 100 | MSE: 7.0096 | Pred. Time: 0.000307s

Benchmarking GradientBoostingRegressor(alpha=0.9, criterion='friedman_mse', init=None,
             learning_rate=0.1, loss='ls', max_depth=3, max_features=None,
             max_leaf_nodes=None, min_impurity_split=1e-07,
             min_samples_leaf=1, min_samples_split=2,
             min_weight_fraction_leaf=0.0, n_estimators=200,
             presort='auto', random_state=None, subsample=1.0, verbose=0,
             warm_start=False)
Complexity: 200 | MSE: 6.1836 | Pred. Time: 0.000485s

Benchmarking GradientBoostingRegressor(alpha=0.9, criterion='friedman_mse', init=None,
             learning_rate=0.1, loss='ls', max_depth=3, max_features=None,
             max_leaf_nodes=None, min_impurity_split=1e-07,
             min_samples_leaf=1, min_samples_split=2,
             min_weight_fraction_leaf=0.0, n_estimators=500,
             presort='auto', random_state=None, subsample=1.0, verbose=0,
             warm_start=False)
Complexity: 500 | MSE: 6.3426 | Pred. Time: 0.001043s

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 23.686 seconds)

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