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sklearn.covariance.EllipticEnvelope

class sklearn.covariance.EllipticEnvelope(store_precision=True, assume_centered=False, support_fraction=None, contamination=0.1, random_state=None)

An object for detecting outliers in a Gaussian distributed dataset.

Parameters:

store_precision : bool

Specify if the estimated precision is stored.

assume_centered : Boolean

If True, the support of robust location and covariance estimates is computed, and a covariance estimate is recomputed from it, without centering the data. Useful to work with data whose mean is significantly equal to zero but is not exactly zero. If False, the robust location and covariance are directly computed with the FastMCD algorithm without additional treatment.

support_fraction : float, 0 < support_fraction < 1

The proportion of points to be included in the support of the raw MCD estimate. Default is None, which implies that the minimum value of support_fraction will be used within the algorithm: [n_sample + n_features + 1] / 2.

contamination : float, 0. < contamination < 0.5

The amount of contamination of the data set, i.e. the proportion of outliers in the data set.

Notes

Outlier detection from covariance estimation may break or not perform well in high-dimensional settings. In particular, one will always take care to work with n_samples > n_features ** 2.

References

[1]Rousseeuw, P.J., Van Driessen, K. “A fast algorithm for the minimum covariance determinant estimator” Technometrics 41(3), 212 (1999)

Attributes

contamination float, 0. < contamination < 0.5 The amount of contamination of the data set, i.e. the proportion of outliers in the data set.
location_ array-like, shape (n_features,) Estimated robust location
covariance_ array-like, shape (n_features, n_features) Estimated robust covariance matrix
precision_ array-like, shape (n_features, n_features) Estimated pseudo inverse matrix. (stored only if store_precision is True)
support_ array-like, shape (n_samples,) A mask of the observations that have been used to compute the robust estimates of location and shape.

Methods

correct_covariance(data) Apply a correction to raw Minimum Covariance Determinant estimates.
decision_function(X[, raw_values]) Compute the decision function of the given observations.
error_norm(comp_cov[, norm, scaling, squared]) Computes the Mean Squared Error between two covariance estimators.
fit(X[, y])
get_params([deep]) Get parameters for this estimator.
get_precision() Getter for the precision matrix.
mahalanobis(observations) Computes the Mahalanobis distances of given observations.
predict(X) Outlyingness of observations in X according to the fitted model.
reweight_covariance(data) Re-weight raw Minimum Covariance Determinant estimates.
score(X, y[, sample_weight]) Returns the mean accuracy on the given test data and labels.
set_params(**params) Set the parameters of this estimator.
__init__(store_precision=True, assume_centered=False, support_fraction=None, contamination=0.1, random_state=None)
correct_covariance(data)

Apply a correction to raw Minimum Covariance Determinant estimates.

Correction using the empirical correction factor suggested by Rousseeuw and Van Driessen in [Rouseeuw1984].

Parameters:

data : array-like, shape (n_samples, n_features)

The data matrix, with p features and n samples. The data set must be the one which was used to compute the raw estimates.

Returns:

covariance_corrected : array-like, shape (n_features, n_features)

Corrected robust covariance estimate.

decision_function(X, raw_values=False)

Compute the decision function of the given observations.

Parameters:

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

raw_values : bool

Whether or not to consider raw Mahalanobis distances as the decision function. Must be False (default) for compatibility with the others outlier detection tools.

Returns:

decision : array-like, shape (n_samples, )

The values of the decision function for each observations. It is equal to the Mahalanobis distances if raw_values is True. By default (raw_values=True), it is equal to the cubic root of the shifted Mahalanobis distances. In that case, the threshold for being an outlier is 0, which ensures a compatibility with other outlier detection tools such as the One-Class SVM.

error_norm(comp_cov, norm='frobenius', scaling=True, squared=True)

Computes the Mean Squared Error between two covariance estimators. (In the sense of the Frobenius norm).

Parameters:

comp_cov : array-like, shape = [n_features, n_features]

The covariance to compare with.

norm : str

The type of norm used to compute the error. Available error types: - ‘frobenius’ (default): sqrt(tr(A^t.A)) - ‘spectral’: sqrt(max(eigenvalues(A^t.A)) where A is the error (comp_cov - self.covariance_).

scaling : bool

If True (default), the squared error norm is divided by n_features. If False, the squared error norm is not rescaled.

squared : bool

Whether to compute the squared error norm or the error norm. If True (default), the squared error norm is returned. If False, the error norm is returned.

Returns:

The Mean Squared Error (in the sense of the Frobenius norm) between :

`self` and `comp_cov` covariance estimators. :

fit(X, y=None)
get_params(deep=True)

Get parameters for this estimator.

Parameters:

deep: boolean, optional :

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

Returns:

params : mapping of string to any

Parameter names mapped to their values.

get_precision()

Getter for the precision matrix.

Returns:

`precision_` : array-like,

The precision matrix associated to the current covariance object.

mahalanobis(observations)

Computes the Mahalanobis distances of given observations.

The provided observations are assumed to be centered. One may want to center them using a location estimate first.

Parameters:

observations : array-like, shape = [n_observations, n_features]

The observations, the Mahalanobis distances of the which we compute. Observations are assumed to be drawn from the same distribution than the data used in fit (including centering).

Returns:

mahalanobis_distance : array, shape = [n_observations,]

Mahalanobis distances of the observations.

predict(X)

Outlyingness of observations in X according to the fitted model.

Parameters:

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

Returns:

is_outliers : array, shape = (n_samples, ), dtype = bool

For each observations, tells whether or not it should be considered as an outlier according to the fitted model.

threshold : float,

The values of the less outlying point’s decision function.

reweight_covariance(data)

Re-weight raw Minimum Covariance Determinant estimates.

Re-weight observations using Rousseeuw’s method (equivalent to deleting outlying observations from the data set before computing location and covariance estimates). [Rouseeuw1984]

Parameters:

data : array-like, shape (n_samples, n_features)

The data matrix, with p features and n samples. The data set must be the one which was used to compute the raw estimates.

Returns:

location_reweighted : array-like, shape (n_features, )

Re-weighted robust location estimate.

covariance_reweighted : array-like, shape (n_features, n_features)

Re-weighted robust covariance estimate.

support_reweighted : array-like, type boolean, shape (n_samples,)

A mask of the observations that have been used to compute the re-weighted robust location and covariance estimates.

score(X, y, sample_weight=None)

Returns the mean accuracy on the given test data and labels.

Parameters:

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

Test samples.

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

True labels for X.

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

Sample weights.

Returns:

score : float

Mean accuracy of self.predict(X) wrt. y.

set_params(**params)

Set the parameters of this estimator.

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

Returns:self :
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