sklearn.gaussian_process
.GaussianProcess¶

class
sklearn.gaussian_process.
GaussianProcess
(regr='constant', corr='squared_exponential', beta0=None, storage_mode='full', verbose=False, theta0=0.1, thetaL=None, thetaU=None, optimizer='fmin_cobyla', random_start=1, normalize=True, nugget=2.2204460492503131e15, random_state=None)[source]¶ The Gaussian Process model class.
Parameters: regr : string or callable, optional
A regression function returning an array of outputs of the linear regression functional basis. The number of observations n_samples should be greater than the size p of this basis. Default assumes a simple constant regression trend. Available builtin regression models are:
'constant', 'linear', 'quadratic'
corr : string or callable, optional
A stationary autocorrelation function returning the autocorrelation between two points x and x’. Default assumes a squaredexponential autocorrelation model. Builtin correlation models are:
'absolute_exponential', 'squared_exponential', 'generalized_exponential', 'cubic', 'linear'
beta0 : double array_like, optional
The regression weight vector to perform Ordinary Kriging (OK). Default assumes Universal Kriging (UK) so that the vector beta of regression weights is estimated using the maximum likelihood principle.
storage_mode : string, optional
A string specifying whether the Cholesky decomposition of the correlation matrix should be stored in the class (storage_mode = ‘full’) or not (storage_mode = ‘light’). Default assumes storage_mode = ‘full’, so that the Cholesky decomposition of the correlation matrix is stored. This might be a useful parameter when one is not interested in the MSE and only plan to estimate the BLUP, for which the correlation matrix is not required.
verbose : boolean, optional
A boolean specifying the verbose level. Default is verbose = False.
theta0 : double array_like, optional
An array with shape (n_features, ) or (1, ). The parameters in the autocorrelation model. If thetaL and thetaU are also specified, theta0 is considered as the starting point for the maximum likelihood estimation of the best set of parameters. Default assumes isotropic autocorrelation model with theta0 = 1e1.
thetaL : double array_like, optional
An array with shape matching theta0’s. Lower bound on the autocorrelation parameters for maximum likelihood estimation. Default is None, so that it skips maximum likelihood estimation and it uses theta0.
thetaU : double array_like, optional
An array with shape matching theta0’s. Upper bound on the autocorrelation parameters for maximum likelihood estimation. Default is None, so that it skips maximum likelihood estimation and it uses theta0.
normalize : boolean, optional
Input X and observations y are centered and reduced wrt means and standard deviations estimated from the n_samples observations provided. Default is normalize = True so that data is normalized to ease maximum likelihood estimation.
nugget : double or ndarray, optional
Introduce a nugget effect to allow smooth predictions from noisy data. If nugget is an ndarray, it must be the same length as the number of data points used for the fit. The nugget is added to the diagonal of the assumed training covariance; in this way it acts as a Tikhonov regularization in the problem. In the special case of the squared exponential correlation function, the nugget mathematically represents the variance of the input values. Default assumes a nugget close to machine precision for the sake of robustness (nugget = 10. * MACHINE_EPSILON).
optimizer : string, optional
A string specifying the optimization algorithm to be used. Default uses ‘fmin_cobyla’ algorithm from scipy.optimize. Available optimizers are:
'fmin_cobyla', 'Welch'
‘Welch’ optimizer is dued to Welch et al., see reference [WBSWM1992]. It consists in iterating over several onedimensional optimizations instead of running one single multidimensional optimization.
random_start : int, optional
The number of times the Maximum Likelihood Estimation should be performed from a random starting point. The first MLE always uses the specified starting point (theta0), the next starting points are picked at random according to an exponential distribution (loguniform on [thetaL, thetaU]). Default does not use random starting point (random_start = 1).
random_state: integer or numpy.RandomState, optional :
The generator used to shuffle the sequence of coordinates of theta in the Welch optimizer. If an integer is given, it fixes the seed. Defaults to the global numpy random number generator.
Attributes: theta_ : array
Specified theta OR the best set of autocorrelation parameters (the sought maximizer of the reduced likelihood function).
reduced_likelihood_function_value_ : array
The optimal reduced likelihood function value.
Notes
The presentation implementation is based on a translation of the DACE Matlab toolbox, see reference [NLNS2002].
References
[NLNS2002] (1, 2) H.B. Nielsen, S.N. Lophaven, H. B. Nielsen and J. Sondergaard. DACE  A MATLAB Kriging Toolbox. (2002) http://www2.imm.dtu.dk/~hbn/dace/dace.pdf [WBSWM1992] (1, 2) W.J. Welch, R.J. Buck, J. Sacks, H.P. Wynn, T.J. Mitchell, and M.D. Morris (1992). Screening, predicting, and computer experiments. Technometrics, 34(1) 15–25. http://www.jstor.org/pss/1269548 Examples
>>> import numpy as np >>> from sklearn.gaussian_process import GaussianProcess >>> X = np.array([[1., 3., 5., 6., 7., 8.]]).T >>> y = (X * np.sin(X)).ravel() >>> gp = GaussianProcess(theta0=0.1, thetaL=.001, thetaU=1.) >>> gp.fit(X, y) GaussianProcess(beta0=None... ...
Methods

__init__
(regr='constant', corr='squared_exponential', beta0=None, storage_mode='full', verbose=False, theta0=0.1, thetaL=None, thetaU=None, optimizer='fmin_cobyla', random_start=1, normalize=True, nugget=2.2204460492503131e15, random_state=None)[source]¶

fit
(X, y)[source]¶ The Gaussian Process model fitting method.
Parameters: X : double array_like
An array with shape (n_samples, n_features) with the input at which observations were made.
y : double array_like
An array with shape (n_samples, ) or shape (n_samples, n_targets) with the observations of the output to be predicted.
Returns: gp : self
A fitted Gaussian Process model object awaiting data to perform predictions.

get_params
(deep=True)[source]¶ 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.

predict
(X, eval_MSE=False, batch_size=None)[source]¶ This function evaluates the Gaussian Process model at x.
Parameters: X : array_like
An array with shape (n_eval, n_features) giving the point(s) at which the prediction(s) should be made.
eval_MSE : boolean, optional
A boolean specifying whether the Mean Squared Error should be evaluated or not. Default assumes evalMSE = False and evaluates only the BLUP (mean prediction).
batch_size : integer, optional
An integer giving the maximum number of points that can be evaluated simultaneously (depending on the available memory). Default is None so that all given points are evaluated at the same time.
Returns: y : array_like, shape (n_samples, ) or (n_samples, n_targets)
An array with shape (n_eval, ) if the Gaussian Process was trained on an array of shape (n_samples, ) or an array with shape (n_eval, n_targets) if the Gaussian Process was trained on an array of shape (n_samples, n_targets) with the Best Linear Unbiased Prediction at x.
MSE : array_like, optional (if eval_MSE == True)
An array with shape (n_eval, ) or (n_eval, n_targets) as with y, with the Mean Squared Error at x.

reduced_likelihood_function
(theta=None)[source]¶ This function determines the BLUP parameters and evaluates the reduced likelihood function for the given autocorrelation parameters theta.
Maximizing this function wrt the autocorrelation parameters theta is equivalent to maximizing the likelihood of the assumed joint Gaussian distribution of the observations y evaluated onto the design of experiments X.
Parameters: theta : array_like, optional
An array containing the autocorrelation parameters at which the Gaussian Process model parameters should be determined. Default uses the builtin autocorrelation parameters (ie
theta = self.theta_
).Returns: reduced_likelihood_function_value : double
The value of the reduced likelihood function associated to the given autocorrelation parameters theta.
par : dict
A dictionary containing the requested Gaussian Process model parameters:
 sigma2
Gaussian Process variance.
 beta
Generalized leastsquares regression weights for Universal Kriging or given beta0 for Ordinary Kriging.
 gamma
Gaussian Process weights.
 C
Cholesky decomposition of the correlation matrix [R].
 Ft
Solution of the linear equation system : [R] x Ft = F
 G
QR decomposition of the matrix Ft.

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, lower values are worse.
Parameters: X : arraylike, shape = (n_samples, n_features)
Test samples.
y : arraylike, shape = (n_samples) or (n_samples, n_outputs)
True values for X.
sample_weight : arraylike, shape = [n_samples], optional
Sample weights.
Returns: score : float
R^2 of self.predict(X) wrt. y.

set_params
(**params)[source]¶ 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 :
