class sklearn.linear_model.RidgeCV(alphas=(0.1, 1.0, 10.0), fit_intercept=True, normalize=False, scoring=None, cv=None, gcv_mode=None, store_cv_values=False)[source]

Ridge regression with built-in cross-validation.

By default, it performs Generalized Cross-Validation, which is a form of efficient Leave-One-Out cross-validation.

Read more in the User Guide.


alphas : numpy array of shape [n_alphas]

Array of alpha values to try. Regularization strength; must be a positive float. Regularization improves the conditioning of the problem and reduces the variance of the estimates. Larger values specify stronger regularization. Alpha corresponds to C^-1 in other linear models such as LogisticRegression or LinearSVC.

fit_intercept : boolean

Whether to calculate the intercept for this model. If set to false, no intercept will be used in calculations (e.g. data is expected to be already centered).

normalize : boolean, optional, default False

This parameter is ignored when fit_intercept is set to False. If True, the regressors X will be normalized before regression by subtracting the mean and dividing by the l2-norm. If you wish to standardize, please use sklearn.preprocessing.StandardScaler before calling fit on an estimator with normalize=False.

scoring : string, callable or None, optional, default: None

A string (see model evaluation documentation) or a scorer callable object / function with signature scorer(estimator, X, y).

cv : int, cross-validation generator or an iterable, optional

Determines the cross-validation splitting strategy. Possible inputs for cv are:

  • None, to use the efficient Leave-One-Out cross-validation
  • integer, to specify the number of folds.
  • An object to be used as a cross-validation generator.
  • An iterable yielding train/test splits.

For integer/None inputs, if y is binary or multiclass, sklearn.model_selection.StratifiedKFold is used, else, sklearn.model_selection.KFold is used.

Refer User Guide for the various cross-validation strategies that can be used here.

gcv_mode : {None, ‘auto’, ‘svd’, eigen’}, optional

Flag indicating which strategy to use when performing Generalized Cross-Validation. Options are:

'auto' : use svd if n_samples > n_features or when X is a sparse
         matrix, otherwise use eigen
'svd' : force computation via singular value decomposition of X
        (does not work for sparse matrices)
'eigen' : force computation via eigendecomposition of X^T X

The ‘auto’ mode is the default and is intended to pick the cheaper option of the two depending upon the shape and format of the training data.

store_cv_values : boolean, default=False

Flag indicating if the cross-validation values corresponding to each alpha should be stored in the cv_values_ attribute (see below). This flag is only compatible with cv=None (i.e. using Generalized Cross-Validation).


cv_values_ : array, shape = [n_samples, n_alphas] or shape = [n_samples, n_targets, n_alphas], optional

Cross-validation values for each alpha (if store_cv_values=True and cv=None). After fit() has been called, this attribute will contain the mean squared errors (by default) or the values of the {loss,score}_func function (if provided in the constructor).

coef_ : array, shape = [n_features] or [n_targets, n_features]

Weight vector(s).

intercept_ : float | array, shape = (n_targets,)

Independent term in decision function. Set to 0.0 if fit_intercept = False.

alpha_ : float

Estimated regularization parameter.

See also

Ridge regression
Ridge classifier
Ridge classifier with built-in cross validation


fit(X, y[, sample_weight]) Fit Ridge regression model
get_params([deep]) Get parameters for this estimator.
predict(X) Predict using the linear model
score(X, y[, sample_weight]) Returns the coefficient of determination R^2 of the prediction.
set_params(**params) Set the parameters of this estimator.
__init__(alphas=(0.1, 1.0, 10.0), fit_intercept=True, normalize=False, scoring=None, cv=None, gcv_mode=None, store_cv_values=False)[source]
fit(X, y, sample_weight=None)[source]

Fit Ridge regression model


X : array-like, shape = [n_samples, n_features]

Training data

y : array-like, shape = [n_samples] or [n_samples, n_targets]

Target values

sample_weight : float or array-like of shape [n_samples]

Sample weight


self : Returns self.


Get parameters for this estimator.


deep : boolean, optional

If True, will return the parameters for this estimator and contained subobjects that are estimators.


params : mapping of string to any

Parameter names mapped to their values.


Predict using the linear model


X : {array-like, sparse matrix}, shape = (n_samples, n_features)



C : array, shape = (n_samples,)

Returns predicted values.

score(X, y, sample_weight=None)[source]

Returns the coefficient of determination R^2 of the prediction.

The coefficient R^2 is defined as (1 - u/v), where u is the regression sum of squares ((y_true - y_pred) ** 2).sum() and v is the residual sum of squares ((y_true - y_true.mean()) ** 2).sum(). Best possible score is 1.0 and it can be negative (because the model can be arbitrarily worse). A constant model that always predicts the expected value of y, disregarding the input features, would get a R^2 score of 0.0.


X : array-like, shape = (n_samples, n_features)

Test samples.

y : array-like, shape = (n_samples) or (n_samples, n_outputs)

True values for X.

sample_weight : array-like, shape = [n_samples], optional

Sample weights.


score : float

R^2 of self.predict(X) wrt. y.


Set the parameters of this estimator.

The method works on simple estimators as well as on nested objects (such as pipelines). The latter have parameters of the form <component>__<parameter> so that it’s possible to update each component of a nested object.

Returns:self : Examples using sklearn.linear_model.RidgeCV