sklearn.metrics.explained_variance_score(y_true, y_pred, sample_weight=None, multioutput='uniform_average')[source]

Explained variance regression score function

Best possible score is 1.0, lower values are worse.

Read more in the User Guide.

y_truearray-like of shape (n_samples,) or (n_samples, n_outputs)

Ground truth (correct) target values.

y_predarray-like of shape (n_samples,) or (n_samples, n_outputs)

Estimated target values.

sample_weightarray-like of shape (n_samples,), optional

Sample weights.

multioutputstring in [‘raw_values’, ‘uniform_average’, ‘variance_weighted’] or array-like of shape (n_outputs)

Defines aggregating of multiple output scores. Array-like value defines weights used to average scores.

‘raw_values’ :

Returns a full set of scores in case of multioutput input.

‘uniform_average’ :

Scores of all outputs are averaged with uniform weight.

‘variance_weighted’ :

Scores of all outputs are averaged, weighted by the variances of each individual output.

scorefloat or ndarray of floats

The explained variance or ndarray if ‘multioutput’ is ‘raw_values’.


This is not a symmetric function.


>>> from sklearn.metrics import explained_variance_score
>>> y_true = [3, -0.5, 2, 7]
>>> y_pred = [2.5, 0.0, 2, 8]
>>> explained_variance_score(y_true, y_pred)
>>> y_true = [[0.5, 1], [-1, 1], [7, -6]]
>>> y_pred = [[0, 2], [-1, 2], [8, -5]]
>>> explained_variance_score(y_true, y_pred, multioutput='uniform_average')