sklearn.impute
.IterativeImputer¶

class
sklearn.impute.
IterativeImputer
(estimator=None, *, missing_values=nan, sample_posterior=False, max_iter=10, tol=0.001, n_nearest_features=None, initial_strategy='mean', imputation_order='ascending', skip_complete=False, min_value= inf, max_value=inf, verbose=0, random_state=None, add_indicator=False)[source]¶ Multivariate imputer that estimates each feature from all the others.
A strategy for imputing missing values by modeling each feature with missing values as a function of other features in a roundrobin fashion.
Read more in the User Guide.
New in version 0.21.
Note
This estimator is still experimental for now: the predictions and the API might change without any deprecation cycle. To use it, you need to explicitly import
enable_iterative_imputer
:>>> # explicitly require this experimental feature >>> from sklearn.experimental import enable_iterative_imputer # noqa >>> # now you can import normally from sklearn.impute >>> from sklearn.impute import IterativeImputer
 Parameters
 estimatorestimator object, default=BayesianRidge()
The estimator to use at each step of the roundrobin imputation. If
sample_posterior
is True, the estimator must supportreturn_std
in itspredict
method. missing_valuesint, np.nan, default=np.nan
The placeholder for the missing values. All occurrences of
missing_values
will be imputed. For pandas’ dataframes with nullable integer dtypes with missing values,missing_values
should be set tonp.nan
, sincepd.NA
will be converted tonp.nan
. sample_posteriorboolean, default=False
Whether to sample from the (Gaussian) predictive posterior of the fitted estimator for each imputation. Estimator must support
return_std
in itspredict
method if set toTrue
. Set toTrue
if usingIterativeImputer
for multiple imputations. max_iterint, default=10
Maximum number of imputation rounds to perform before returning the imputations computed during the final round. A round is a single imputation of each feature with missing values. The stopping criterion is met once
max(abs(X_t  X_{t1}))/max(abs(X[known_vals])) < tol
, whereX_t
isX
at iterationt
. Note that early stopping is only applied ifsample_posterior=False
. tolfloat, default=1e3
Tolerance of the stopping condition.
 n_nearest_featuresint, default=None
Number of other features to use to estimate the missing values of each feature column. Nearness between features is measured using the absolute correlation coefficient between each feature pair (after initial imputation). To ensure coverage of features throughout the imputation process, the neighbor features are not necessarily nearest, but are drawn with probability proportional to correlation for each imputed target feature. Can provide significant speedup when the number of features is huge. If
None
, all features will be used. initial_strategystr, default=’mean’
Which strategy to use to initialize the missing values. Same as the
strategy
parameter inSimpleImputer
Valid values: {“mean”, “median”, “most_frequent”, or “constant”}. imputation_orderstr, default=’ascending’
The order in which the features will be imputed. Possible values:
 “ascending”
From features with fewest missing values to most.
 “descending”
From features with most missing values to fewest.
 “roman”
Left to right.
 “arabic”
Right to left.
 “random”
A random order for each round.
 skip_completeboolean, default=False
If
True
then features with missing values duringtransform
which did not have any missing values duringfit
will be imputed with the initial imputation method only. Set toTrue
if you have many features with no missing values at bothfit
andtransform
time to save compute. min_valuefloat or arraylike of shape (n_features,), default=np.inf
Minimum possible imputed value. Broadcast to shape (n_features,) if scalar. If arraylike, expects shape (n_features,), one min value for each feature. The default is
np.inf
.Changed in version 0.23: Added support for arraylike.
 max_valuefloat or arraylike of shape (n_features,), default=np.inf
Maximum possible imputed value. Broadcast to shape (n_features,) if scalar. If arraylike, expects shape (n_features,), one max value for each feature. The default is
np.inf
.Changed in version 0.23: Added support for arraylike.
 verboseint, default=0
Verbosity flag, controls the debug messages that are issued as functions are evaluated. The higher, the more verbose. Can be 0, 1, or 2.
 random_stateint, RandomState instance or None, default=None
The seed of the pseudo random number generator to use. Randomizes selection of estimator features if n_nearest_features is not None, the
imputation_order
ifrandom
, and the sampling from posterior ifsample_posterior
is True. Use an integer for determinism. See the Glossary. add_indicatorboolean, default=False
If True, a
MissingIndicator
transform will stack onto output of the imputer’s transform. This allows a predictive estimator to account for missingness despite imputation. If a feature has no missing values at fit/train time, the feature won’t appear on the missing indicator even if there are missing values at transform/test time.
 Attributes
 initial_imputer_object of type
SimpleImputer
Imputer used to initialize the missing values.
 imputation_sequence_list of tuples
Each tuple has
(feat_idx, neighbor_feat_idx, estimator)
, wherefeat_idx
is the current feature to be imputed,neighbor_feat_idx
is the array of other features used to impute the current feature, andestimator
is the trained estimator used for the imputation. Length isself.n_features_with_missing_ * self.n_iter_
. n_iter_int
Number of iteration rounds that occurred. Will be less than
self.max_iter
if early stopping criterion was reached. n_features_with_missing_int
Number of features with missing values.
 indicator_
MissingIndicator
Indicator used to add binary indicators for missing values.
None
if add_indicator is False. random_state_RandomState instance
RandomState instance that is generated either from a seed, the random number generator or by
np.random
.
 initial_imputer_object of type
See also
SimpleImputer
Univariate imputation of missing values.
Notes
To support imputation in inductive mode we store each feature’s estimator during the
fit
phase, and predict without refitting (in order) during thetransform
phase.Features which contain all missing values at
fit
are discarded upontransform
.References
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Examples
>>> import numpy as np >>> from sklearn.experimental import enable_iterative_imputer >>> from sklearn.impute import IterativeImputer >>> imp_mean = IterativeImputer(random_state=0) >>> imp_mean.fit([[7, 2, 3], [4, np.nan, 6], [10, 5, 9]]) IterativeImputer(random_state=0) >>> X = [[np.nan, 2, 3], [4, np.nan, 6], [10, np.nan, 9]] >>> imp_mean.transform(X) array([[ 6.9584..., 2. , 3. ], [ 4. , 2.6000..., 6. ], [10. , 4.9999..., 9. ]])
Methods
fit
(X[, y])Fits the imputer on X and return self.
fit_transform
(X[, y])Fits the imputer on X and return the transformed X.
get_params
([deep])Get parameters for this estimator.
set_params
(**params)Set the parameters of this estimator.
transform
(X)Imputes all missing values in X.

fit
(X, y=None)[source]¶ Fits the imputer on X and return self.
 Parameters
 Xarraylike, shape (n_samples, n_features)
Input data, where “n_samples” is the number of samples and “n_features” is the number of features.
 yignored
 Returns
 selfobject
Returns self.

fit_transform
(X, y=None)[source]¶ Fits the imputer on X and return the transformed X.
 Parameters
 Xarraylike, shape (n_samples, n_features)
Input data, where “n_samples” is the number of samples and “n_features” is the number of features.
 yignored.
 Returns
 Xtarraylike, shape (n_samples, n_features)
The imputed input data.

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.

transform
(X)[source]¶ Imputes all missing values in X.
Note that this is stochastic, and that if random_state is not fixed, repeated calls, or permuted input, will yield different results.
 Parameters
 Xarraylike of shape (n_samples, n_features)
The input data to complete.
 Returns
 Xtarraylike, shape (n_samples, n_features)
The imputed input data.