sklearn.cluster
.OPTICS¶

class
sklearn.cluster.
OPTICS
(*, min_samples=5, max_eps=inf, metric='minkowski', p=2, metric_params=None, cluster_method='xi', eps=None, xi=0.05, predecessor_correction=True, min_cluster_size=None, algorithm='auto', leaf_size=30, n_jobs=None)[source]¶ Estimate clustering structure from vector array.
OPTICS (Ordering Points To Identify the Clustering Structure), closely related to DBSCAN, finds core sample of high density and expands clusters from them [1]. Unlike DBSCAN, keeps cluster hierarchy for a variable neighborhood radius. Better suited for usage on large datasets than the current sklearn implementation of DBSCAN.
Clusters are then extracted using a DBSCANlike method (cluster_method = ‘dbscan’) or an automatic technique proposed in [1] (cluster_method = ‘xi’).
This implementation deviates from the original OPTICS by first performing knearestneighborhood searches on all points to identify core sizes, then computing only the distances to unprocessed points when constructing the cluster order. Note that we do not employ a heap to manage the expansion candidates, so the time complexity will be O(n^2).
Read more in the User Guide.
 Parameters
 min_samplesint > 1 or float between 0 and 1, default=5
The number of samples in a neighborhood for a point to be considered as a core point. Also, up and down steep regions can’t have more than
min_samples
consecutive nonsteep points. Expressed as an absolute number or a fraction of the number of samples (rounded to be at least 2). max_epsfloat, default=np.inf
The maximum distance between two samples for one to be considered as in the neighborhood of the other. Default value of
np.inf
will identify clusters across all scales; reducingmax_eps
will result in shorter run times. metricstr or callable, default=’minkowski’
Metric to use for distance computation. Any metric from scikitlearn or scipy.spatial.distance can be used.
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 as input and return one value indicating the distance between them. This works for Scipy’s metrics, but is less efficient than passing the metric name as a string. If metric is “precomputed”, X is assumed to be a distance matrix and must be square.
Valid values for metric are:
from scikitlearn: [‘cityblock’, ‘cosine’, ‘euclidean’, ‘l1’, ‘l2’, ‘manhattan’]
from scipy.spatial.distance: [‘braycurtis’, ‘canberra’, ‘chebyshev’, ‘correlation’, ‘dice’, ‘hamming’, ‘jaccard’, ‘kulsinski’, ‘mahalanobis’, ‘minkowski’, ‘rogerstanimoto’, ‘russellrao’, ‘seuclidean’, ‘sokalmichener’, ‘sokalsneath’, ‘sqeuclidean’, ‘yule’]
See the documentation for scipy.spatial.distance for details on these metrics.
 pint, default=2
Parameter for the Minkowski metric from
pairwise_distances
. When p = 1, this is equivalent to using manhattan_distance (l1), and euclidean_distance (l2) for p = 2. For arbitrary p, minkowski_distance (l_p) is used. metric_paramsdict, default=None
Additional keyword arguments for the metric function.
 cluster_methodstr, default=’xi’
The extraction method used to extract clusters using the calculated reachability and ordering. Possible values are “xi” and “dbscan”.
 epsfloat, default=None
The maximum distance between two samples for one to be considered as in the neighborhood of the other. By default it assumes the same value as
max_eps
. Used only whencluster_method='dbscan'
. xifloat between 0 and 1, default=0.05
Determines the minimum steepness on the reachability plot that constitutes a cluster boundary. For example, an upwards point in the reachability plot is defined by the ratio from one point to its successor being at most 1xi. Used only when
cluster_method='xi'
. predecessor_correctionbool, default=True
Correct clusters according to the predecessors calculated by OPTICS [2]. This parameter has minimal effect on most datasets. Used only when
cluster_method='xi'
. min_cluster_sizeint > 1 or float between 0 and 1, default=None
Minimum number of samples in an OPTICS cluster, expressed as an absolute number or a fraction of the number of samples (rounded to be at least 2). If
None
, the value ofmin_samples
is used instead. Used only whencluster_method='xi'
. algorithm{‘auto’, ‘ball_tree’, ‘kd_tree’, ‘brute’}, default=’auto’
Algorithm used to compute the nearest neighbors:
‘ball_tree’ will use
BallTree
‘kd_tree’ will use
KDTree
‘brute’ will use a bruteforce search.
‘auto’ will attempt to decide the most appropriate algorithm based on the values passed to
fit
method. (default)
Note: fitting on sparse input will override the setting of this parameter, using brute force.
 leaf_sizeint, default=30
Leaf size passed to
BallTree
orKDTree
. This can affect the speed of the construction and query, as well as the memory required to store the tree. The optimal value depends on the nature of the problem. n_jobsint, default=None
The number of parallel jobs to run for neighbors search.
None
means 1 unless in ajoblib.parallel_backend
context.1
means using all processors. See Glossary for more details.
 Attributes
 labels_ndarray of shape (n_samples,)
Cluster labels for each point in the dataset given to fit(). Noisy samples and points which are not included in a leaf cluster of
cluster_hierarchy_
are labeled as 1. reachability_ndarray of shape (n_samples,)
Reachability distances per sample, indexed by object order. Use
clust.reachability_[clust.ordering_]
to access in cluster order. ordering_ndarray of shape (n_samples,)
The cluster ordered list of sample indices.
 core_distances_ndarray of shape (n_samples,)
Distance at which each sample becomes a core point, indexed by object order. Points which will never be core have a distance of inf. Use
clust.core_distances_[clust.ordering_]
to access in cluster order. predecessor_ndarray of shape (n_samples,)
Point that a sample was reached from, indexed by object order. Seed points have a predecessor of 1.
 cluster_hierarchy_ndarray of shape (n_clusters, 2)
The list of clusters in the form of
[start, end]
in each row, with all indices inclusive. The clusters are ordered according to(end, start)
(ascending) so that larger clusters encompassing smaller clusters come after those smaller ones. Sincelabels_
does not reflect the hierarchy, usuallylen(cluster_hierarchy_) > np.unique(optics.labels_)
. Please also note that these indices are of theordering_
, i.e.X[ordering_][start:end + 1]
form a cluster. Only available whencluster_method='xi'
.
See also
DBSCAN
A similar clustering for a specified neighborhood radius (eps). Our implementation is optimized for runtime.
References
 1(1,2)
Ankerst, Mihael, Markus M. Breunig, HansPeter Kriegel, and Jörg Sander. “OPTICS: ordering points to identify the clustering structure.” ACM SIGMOD Record 28, no. 2 (1999): 4960.
 2
Schubert, Erich, Michael Gertz. “Improving the Cluster Structure Extracted from OPTICS Plots.” Proc. of the Conference “Lernen, Wissen, Daten, Analysen” (LWDA) (2018): 318329.
Examples
>>> from sklearn.cluster import OPTICS >>> import numpy as np >>> X = np.array([[1, 2], [2, 5], [3, 6], ... [8, 7], [8, 8], [7, 3]]) >>> clustering = OPTICS(min_samples=2).fit(X) >>> clustering.labels_ array([0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1])
Methods
fit
(X[, y])Perform OPTICS clustering.
fit_predict
(X[, y])Perform clustering on
X
and returns cluster labels.get_params
([deep])Get parameters for this estimator.
set_params
(**params)Set the parameters of this estimator.

fit
(X, y=None)[source]¶ Perform OPTICS clustering.
Extracts an ordered list of points and reachability distances, and performs initial clustering using
max_eps
distance specified at OPTICS object instantiation. Parameters
 Xndarray of shape (n_samples, n_features), or (n_samples, n_samples) if metric=’precomputed’
A feature array, or array of distances between samples if metric=’precomputed’.
 yignored
Ignored.
 Returns
 selfinstance of OPTICS
The instance.

fit_predict
(X, y=None)[source]¶ Perform clustering on
X
and returns cluster labels. Parameters
 Xarraylike of shape (n_samples, n_features)
Input data.
 yIgnored
Not used, present for API consistency by convention.
 Returns
 labelsndarray of shape (n_samples,), dtype=np.int64
Cluster labels.

get_params
(deep=True)[source]¶ Get parameters for this estimator.
 Parameters
 deepbool, default=True
If True, will return the parameters for this estimator and contained subobjects that are estimators.
 Returns
 paramsdict
Parameter names mapped to their values.

set_params
(**params)[source]¶ Set the parameters of this estimator.
The method works on simple estimators as well as on nested objects (such as
Pipeline
). The latter have parameters of the form<component>__<parameter>
so that it’s possible to update each component of a nested object. Parameters
 **paramsdict
Estimator parameters.
 Returns
 selfestimator instance
Estimator instance.