sklearn.metrics.pairwise
.pairwise_kernels¶

sklearn.metrics.pairwise.
pairwise_kernels
(X, Y=None, metric='linear', filter_params=False, n_jobs=1, **kwds)[source]¶ Compute the kernel between arrays X and optional array Y.
This method takes either a vector array or a kernel matrix, and returns a kernel matrix. If the input is a vector array, the kernels are computed. If the input is a kernel matrix, it is returned instead.
This method provides a safe way to take a kernel matrix as input, while preserving compatibility with many other algorithms that take a vector array.
If Y is given (default is None), then the returned matrix is the pairwise kernel between the arrays from both X and Y.
 Valid values for metric are::
 [‘rbf’, ‘sigmoid’, ‘polynomial’, ‘poly’, ‘linear’, ‘cosine’]
Read more in the User Guide.
Parameters: X : array [n_samples_a, n_samples_a] if metric == “precomputed”, or, [n_samples_a, n_features] otherwise
Array of pairwise kernels between samples, or a feature array.
Y : array [n_samples_b, n_features]
A second feature array only if X has shape [n_samples_a, n_features].
metric : string, or callable
The metric to use when calculating kernel between instances in a feature array. If metric is a string, it must be one of the metrics in pairwise.PAIRWISE_KERNEL_FUNCTIONS. If metric is “precomputed”, X is assumed to be a kernel matrix. Alternatively, if metric is a callable function, it is called on each pair of instances (rows) and the resulting value recorded. The callable should take two arrays from X as input and return a value indicating the distance between them.
n_jobs : int
The number of jobs to use for the computation. This works by breaking down the pairwise matrix into n_jobs even slices and computing them in parallel.
If 1 all CPUs are used. If 1 is given, no parallel computing code is used at all, which is useful for debugging. For n_jobs below 1, (n_cpus + 1 + n_jobs) are used. Thus for n_jobs = 2, all CPUs but one are used.
filter_params : boolean
Whether to filter invalid parameters or not.
**kwds : optional keyword parameters
Any further parameters are passed directly to the kernel function.
Returns: K : array [n_samples_a, n_samples_a] or [n_samples_a, n_samples_b]
A kernel matrix K such that K_{i, j} is the kernel between the ith and jth vectors of the given matrix X, if Y is None. If Y is not None, then K_{i, j} is the kernel between the ith array from X and the jth array from Y.
Notes
If metric is ‘precomputed’, Y is ignored and X is returned.