# sklearn.linear_model.SGDRegressor¶

class sklearn.linear_model.SGDRegressor(loss='squared_loss', penalty='l2', alpha=0.0001, l1_ratio=0.15, fit_intercept=True, max_iter=1000, tol=0.001, shuffle=True, verbose=0, epsilon=0.1, random_state=None, learning_rate='invscaling', eta0=0.01, power_t=0.25, early_stopping=False, validation_fraction=0.1, n_iter_no_change=5, warm_start=False, average=False)[source]

Linear model fitted by minimizing a regularized empirical loss with SGD

SGD stands for Stochastic Gradient Descent: the gradient of the loss is estimated each sample at a time and the model is updated along the way with a decreasing strength schedule (aka learning rate).

The regularizer is a penalty added to the loss function that shrinks model parameters towards the zero vector using either the squared euclidean norm L2 or the absolute norm L1 or a combination of both (Elastic Net). If the parameter update crosses the 0.0 value because of the regularizer, the update is truncated to 0.0 to allow for learning sparse models and achieve online feature selection.

This implementation works with data represented as dense numpy arrays of floating point values for the features.

Read more in the User Guide.

Parameters
lossstr, default: ‘squared_loss’

The loss function to be used. The possible values are ‘squared_loss’, ‘huber’, ‘epsilon_insensitive’, or ‘squared_epsilon_insensitive’

The ‘squared_loss’ refers to the ordinary least squares fit. ‘huber’ modifies ‘squared_loss’ to focus less on getting outliers correct by switching from squared to linear loss past a distance of epsilon. ‘epsilon_insensitive’ ignores errors less than epsilon and is linear past that; this is the loss function used in SVR. ‘squared_epsilon_insensitive’ is the same but becomes squared loss past a tolerance of epsilon.

penaltystr, ‘none’, ‘l2’, ‘l1’, or ‘elasticnet’

The penalty (aka regularization term) to be used. Defaults to ‘l2’ which is the standard regularizer for linear SVM models. ‘l1’ and ‘elasticnet’ might bring sparsity to the model (feature selection) not achievable with ‘l2’.

alphafloat

Constant that multiplies the regularization term. Defaults to 0.0001 Also used to compute learning_rate when set to ‘optimal’.

l1_ratiofloat

The Elastic Net mixing parameter, with 0 <= l1_ratio <= 1. l1_ratio=0 corresponds to L2 penalty, l1_ratio=1 to L1. Defaults to 0.15.

fit_interceptbool

Whether the intercept should be estimated or not. If False, the data is assumed to be already centered. Defaults to True.

max_iterint, optional (default=1000)

The maximum number of passes over the training data (aka epochs). It only impacts the behavior in the fit method, and not the partial_fit method.

New in version 0.19.

tolfloat or None, optional (default=1e-3)

The stopping criterion. If it is not None, the iterations will stop when (loss > best_loss - tol) for n_iter_no_change consecutive epochs.

New in version 0.19.

shufflebool, optional

Whether or not the training data should be shuffled after each epoch. Defaults to True.

verboseinteger, default=0

The verbosity level.

epsilonfloat, default=0.1

Epsilon in the epsilon-insensitive loss functions; only if loss is ‘huber’, ‘epsilon_insensitive’, or ‘squared_epsilon_insensitive’. For ‘huber’, determines the threshold at which it becomes less important to get the prediction exactly right. For epsilon-insensitive, any differences between the current prediction and the correct label are ignored if they are less than this threshold.

random_stateint, RandomState instance or None, optional (default=None)

The seed of the pseudo random number generator to use when shuffling the data. If int, random_state is the seed used by the random number generator; If RandomState instance, random_state is the random number generator; If None, the random number generator is the RandomState instance used by np.random.

learning_ratestring, optional

The learning rate schedule:

‘constant’:

eta = eta0

‘optimal’:

eta = 1.0 / (alpha * (t + t0)) where t0 is chosen by a heuristic proposed by Leon Bottou.

‘invscaling’: [default]

eta = eta0 / pow(t, power_t)

eta = eta0, as long as the training keeps decreasing. Each time n_iter_no_change consecutive epochs fail to decrease the training loss by tol or fail to increase validation score by tol if early_stopping is True, the current learning rate is divided by 5.

eta0double

The initial learning rate for the ‘constant’, ‘invscaling’ or ‘adaptive’ schedules. The default value is 0.01.

power_tdouble

The exponent for inverse scaling learning rate [default 0.25].

early_stoppingbool, default=False

Whether to use early stopping to terminate training when validation score is not improving. If set to True, it will automatically set aside a fraction of training data as validation and terminate training when validation score is not improving by at least tol for n_iter_no_change consecutive epochs.

New in version 0.20.

validation_fractionfloat, default=0.1

The proportion of training data to set aside as validation set for early stopping. Must be between 0 and 1. Only used if early_stopping is True.

New in version 0.20.

n_iter_no_changeint, default=5

Number of iterations with no improvement to wait before early stopping.

New in version 0.20.

warm_startbool, default=False

When set to True, reuse the solution of the previous call to fit as initialization, otherwise, just erase the previous solution. See the Glossary.

Repeatedly calling fit or partial_fit when warm_start is True can result in a different solution than when calling fit a single time because of the way the data is shuffled. If a dynamic learning rate is used, the learning rate is adapted depending on the number of samples already seen. Calling fit resets this counter, while partial_fit will result in increasing the existing counter.

averagebool or int, default=False

When set to True, computes the averaged SGD weights and stores the result in the coef_ attribute. If set to an int greater than 1, averaging will begin once the total number of samples seen reaches average. So average=10 will begin averaging after seeing 10 samples.

Attributes
coef_array, shape (n_features,)

Weights assigned to the features.

intercept_array, shape (1,)

The intercept term.

average_coef_array, shape (n_features,)

Averaged weights assigned to the features.

average_intercept_array, shape (1,)

The averaged intercept term.

n_iter_int

The actual number of iterations to reach the stopping criterion.

t_int

Number of weight updates performed during training. Same as (n_iter_ * n_samples).

Examples

>>> import numpy as np
>>> from sklearn import linear_model
>>> n_samples, n_features = 10, 5
>>> rng = np.random.RandomState(0)
>>> y = rng.randn(n_samples)
>>> X = rng.randn(n_samples, n_features)
>>> clf = linear_model.SGDRegressor(max_iter=1000, tol=1e-3)
>>> clf.fit(X, y)
SGDRegressor()


Methods

 densify(self) Convert coefficient matrix to dense array format. fit(self, X, y[, coef_init, intercept_init, …]) Fit linear model with Stochastic Gradient Descent. get_params(self[, deep]) Get parameters for this estimator. partial_fit(self, X, y[, sample_weight]) Perform one epoch of stochastic gradient descent on given samples. predict(self, X) Predict using the linear model score(self, X, y[, sample_weight]) Returns the coefficient of determination R^2 of the prediction. set_params(self, \*args, \*\*kwargs) Set the parameters of this estimator. sparsify(self) Convert coefficient matrix to sparse format.
__init__(self, loss='squared_loss', penalty='l2', alpha=0.0001, l1_ratio=0.15, fit_intercept=True, max_iter=1000, tol=0.001, shuffle=True, verbose=0, epsilon=0.1, random_state=None, learning_rate='invscaling', eta0=0.01, power_t=0.25, early_stopping=False, validation_fraction=0.1, n_iter_no_change=5, warm_start=False, average=False)[source]

Initialize self. See help(type(self)) for accurate signature.

densify(self)[source]

Convert coefficient matrix to dense array format.

Converts the coef_ member (back) to a numpy.ndarray. This is the default format of coef_ and is required for fitting, so calling this method is only required on models that have previously been sparsified; otherwise, it is a no-op.

Returns
selfestimator
fit(self, X, y, coef_init=None, intercept_init=None, sample_weight=None)[source]

Fit linear model with Stochastic Gradient Descent.

Parameters
X{array-like, sparse matrix}, shape (n_samples, n_features)

Training data

ynumpy array, shape (n_samples,)

Target values

coef_initarray, shape (n_features,)

The initial coefficients to warm-start the optimization.

intercept_initarray, shape (1,)

The initial intercept to warm-start the optimization.

sample_weightarray-like, shape (n_samples,), optional

Weights applied to individual samples (1. for unweighted).

Returns
selfreturns an instance of self.
get_params(self, deep=True)[source]

Get parameters for this estimator.

Parameters
deepboolean, optional

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

Returns
paramsmapping of string to any

Parameter names mapped to their values.

partial_fit(self, X, y, sample_weight=None)[source]

Perform one epoch of stochastic gradient descent on given samples.

Internally, this method uses max_iter = 1. Therefore, it is not guaranteed that a minimum of the cost function is reached after calling it once. Matters such as objective convergence and early stopping should be handled by the user.

Parameters
X{array-like, sparse matrix}, shape (n_samples, n_features)

Subset of training data

ynumpy array of shape (n_samples,)

Subset of target values

sample_weightarray-like, shape (n_samples,), optional

Weights applied to individual samples. If not provided, uniform weights are assumed.

Returns
selfreturns an instance of self.
predict(self, X)[source]

Predict using the linear model

Parameters
X{array-like, sparse matrix}, shape (n_samples, n_features)
Returns
array, shape (n_samples,)

Predicted target values per element in X.

score(self, 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 residual sum of squares ((y_true - y_pred) ** 2).sum() and v is the total sum of squares ((y_true - y_true.mean()) ** 2).sum(). The best possible score is 1.0 and it can be negative (because the model can be arbitrarily worse). A constant model that always predicts the expected value of y, disregarding the input features, would get a R^2 score of 0.0.

Parameters
Xarray-like, shape = (n_samples, n_features)

Test samples. For some estimators this may be a precomputed kernel matrix instead, shape = (n_samples, n_samples_fitted], where n_samples_fitted is the number of samples used in the fitting for the estimator.

yarray-like, shape = (n_samples) or (n_samples, n_outputs)

True values for X.

sample_weightarray-like, shape = [n_samples], optional

Sample weights.

Returns
scorefloat

R^2 of self.predict(X) wrt. y.

Notes

The R2 score used when calling score on a regressor will use multioutput='uniform_average' from version 0.23 to keep consistent with r2_score. This will influence the score method of all the multioutput regressors (except for MultiOutputRegressor). To specify the default value manually and avoid the warning, please either call r2_score directly or make a custom scorer with make_scorer (the built-in scorer 'r2' uses multioutput='uniform_average').

set_params(self, *args, **kwargs)[source]

Set the parameters of this estimator.

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

Returns
self
sparsify(self)[source]

Convert coefficient matrix to sparse format.

Converts the coef_ member to a scipy.sparse matrix, which for L1-regularized models can be much more memory- and storage-efficient than the usual numpy.ndarray representation.

The intercept_ member is not converted.

Returns
selfestimator

Notes

For non-sparse models, i.e. when there are not many zeros in coef_, this may actually increase memory usage, so use this method with care. A rule of thumb is that the number of zero elements, which can be computed with (coef_ == 0).sum(), must be more than 50% for this to provide significant benefits.

After calling this method, further fitting with the partial_fit method (if any) will not work until you call densify.