# Version 0.18.2¶

**June 20, 2017**

Last release with Python 2.6 support

Scikit-learn 0.18 is the last major release of scikit-learn to support Python 2.6. Later versions of scikit-learn will require Python 2.7 or above.

## Changelog¶

## Code Contributors¶

Aman Dalmia, Loic Esteve, Nate Guerin, Sergei Lebedev

# Version 0.18.1¶

**November 11, 2016**

## Changelog¶

### Enhancements¶

Improved

`sample_without_replacement`

speed by utilizing numpy.random.permutation for most cases. As a result, samples may differ in this release for a fixed random state. Affected estimators:`ensemble.BaggingClassifier`

`ensemble.BaggingRegressor`

`linear_model.RANSACRegressor`

`model_selection.RandomizedSearchCV`

`random_projection.SparseRandomProjection`

This also affects the

`datasets.make_classification`

method.

### Bug fixes¶

- Fix issue where
`min_grad_norm`

and`n_iter_without_progress`

parameters were not being utilised by`manifold.TSNE`

. #6497 by Sebastian Säger - Fix bug for svm’s decision values when
`decision_function_shape`

is`ovr`

in`svm.SVC`

.`svm.SVC`

’s decision_function was incorrect from versions 0.17.0 through 0.18.0. #7724 by Bing Tian Dai - Attribute
`explained_variance_ratio`

of`discriminant_analysis.LinearDiscriminantAnalysis`

calculated with SVD and Eigen solver are now of the same length. #7632 by JPFrancoia - Fixes issue in Univariate feature selection where score functions were not accepting multi-label targets. #7676 by Mohammed Affan
- Fixed setting parameters when calling
`fit`

multiple times on`feature_selection.SelectFromModel`

. #7756 by Andreas Müller - Fixes issue in
`partial_fit`

method of`multiclass.OneVsRestClassifier`

when number of classes used in`partial_fit`

was less than the total number of classes in the data. #7786 by Srivatsan Ramesh - Fixes issue in
`calibration.CalibratedClassifierCV`

where the sum of probabilities of each class for a data was not 1, and`CalibratedClassifierCV`

now handles the case where the training set has less number of classes than the total data. #7799 by Srivatsan Ramesh - Fix a bug where
`sklearn.feature_selection.SelectFdr`

did not exactly implement Benjamini-Hochberg procedure. It formerly may have selected fewer features than it should. #7490 by Peng Meng. `sklearn.manifold.LocallyLinearEmbedding`

now correctly handles integer inputs. #6282 by Jake Vanderplas.- The
`min_weight_fraction_leaf`

parameter of tree-based classifiers and regressors now assumes uniform sample weights by default if the`sample_weight`

argument is not passed to the`fit`

function. Previously, the parameter was silently ignored. #7301 by Nelson Liu. - Numerical issue with
`linear_model.RidgeCV`

on centered data when`n_features > n_samples`

. #6178 by Bertrand Thirion - Tree splitting criterion classes’ cloning/pickling is now memory safe #7680 by Ibraim Ganiev.
- Fixed a bug where
`decomposition.NMF`

sets its`n_iters_`

attribute in`transform()`

. #7553 by Ekaterina Krivich. `sklearn.linear_model.LogisticRegressionCV`

now correctly handles string labels. #5874 by Raghav RV.- Fixed a bug where
`sklearn.model_selection.train_test_split`

raised an error when`stratify`

is a list of string labels. #7593 by Raghav RV. - Fixed a bug where
`sklearn.model_selection.GridSearchCV`

and`sklearn.model_selection.RandomizedSearchCV`

were not pickleable because of a pickling bug in`np.ma.MaskedArray`

. #7594 by Raghav RV. - All cross-validation utilities in
`sklearn.model_selection`

now permit one time cross-validation splitters for the`cv`

parameter. Also non-deterministic cross-validation splitters (where multiple calls to`split`

produce dissimilar splits) can be used as`cv`

parameter. The`sklearn.model_selection.GridSearchCV`

will cross-validate each parameter setting on the split produced by the first`split`

call to the cross-validation splitter. #7660 by Raghav RV. - Fix bug where
`preprocessing.MultiLabelBinarizer.fit_transform`

returned an invalid CSR matrix. #7750 by CJ Carey. - Fixed a bug where
`metrics.pairwise.cosine_distances`

could return a small negative distance. #7732 by Artsion.

## API changes summary¶

Trees and forests

- The
`min_weight_fraction_leaf`

parameter of tree-based classifiers and regressors now assumes uniform sample weights by default if the`sample_weight`

argument is not passed to the`fit`

function. Previously, the parameter was silently ignored. #7301 by Nelson Liu. - Tree splitting criterion classes’ cloning/pickling is now memory safe. #7680 by Ibraim Ganiev.

Linear, kernelized and related models

- Length of
`explained_variance_ratio`

of`discriminant_analysis.LinearDiscriminantAnalysis`

changed for both Eigen and SVD solvers. The attribute has now a length of min(n_components, n_classes - 1). #7632 by JPFrancoia - Numerical issue with
`linear_model.RidgeCV`

on centered data when`n_features > n_samples`

. #6178 by Bertrand Thirion

# Version 0.18¶

**September 28, 2016**

Last release with Python 2.6 support

Scikit-learn 0.18 will be the last version of scikit-learn to support Python 2.6. Later versions of scikit-learn will require Python 2.7 or above.

## Model Selection Enhancements and API Changes¶

**The model_selection module**The new module

`sklearn.model_selection`

, which groups together the functionalities of formerly`sklearn.cross_validation`

,`sklearn.grid_search`

and`sklearn.learning_curve`

, introduces new possibilities such as nested cross-validation and better manipulation of parameter searches with Pandas.Many things will stay the same but there are some key differences. Read below to know more about the changes.

**Data-independent CV splitters enabling nested cross-validation**The new cross-validation splitters, defined in the

`sklearn.model_selection`

, are no longer initialized with any data-dependent parameters such as`y`

. Instead they expose a`split`

method that takes in the data and yields a generator for the different splits.This change makes it possible to use the cross-validation splitters to perform nested cross-validation, facilitated by

`model_selection.GridSearchCV`

and`model_selection.RandomizedSearchCV`

utilities.**The enhanced cv_results_ attribute**The new

`cv_results_`

attribute (of`model_selection.GridSearchCV`

and`model_selection.RandomizedSearchCV`

) introduced in lieu of the`grid_scores_`

attribute is a dict of 1D arrays with elements in each array corresponding to the parameter settings (i.e. search candidates).The

`cv_results_`

dict can be easily imported into`pandas`

as a`DataFrame`

for exploring the search results.The

`cv_results_`

arrays include scores for each cross-validation split (with keys such as`'split0_test_score'`

), as well as their mean (`'mean_test_score'`

) and standard deviation (`'std_test_score'`

).The ranks for the search candidates (based on their mean cross-validation score) is available at

`cv_results_['rank_test_score']`

.The parameter values for each parameter is stored separately as numpy masked object arrays. The value, for that search candidate, is masked if the corresponding parameter is not applicable. Additionally a list of all the parameter dicts are stored at

`cv_results_['params']`

.**Parameters n_folds and n_iter renamed to n_splits**Some parameter names have changed: The

`n_folds`

parameter in new`model_selection.KFold`

,`model_selection.GroupKFold`

(see below for the name change), and`model_selection.StratifiedKFold`

is now renamed to`n_splits`

. The`n_iter`

parameter in`model_selection.ShuffleSplit`

, the new class`model_selection.GroupShuffleSplit`

and`model_selection.StratifiedShuffleSplit`

is now renamed to`n_splits`

.**Rename of splitter classes which accepts group labels along with data**The cross-validation splitters

`LabelKFold`

,`LabelShuffleSplit`

,`LeaveOneLabelOut`

and`LeavePLabelOut`

have been renamed to`model_selection.GroupKFold`

,`model_selection.GroupShuffleSplit`

,`model_selection.LeaveOneGroupOut`

and`model_selection.LeavePGroupsOut`

respectively.Note the change from singular to plural form in

`model_selection.LeavePGroupsOut`

.**Fit parameter labels renamed to groups**The

`labels`

parameter in the`split`

method of the newly renamed splitters`model_selection.GroupKFold`

,`model_selection.LeaveOneGroupOut`

,`model_selection.LeavePGroupsOut`

,`model_selection.GroupShuffleSplit`

is renamed to`groups`

following the new nomenclature of their class names.**Parameter n_labels renamed to n_groups**The parameter

`n_labels`

in the newly renamed`model_selection.LeavePGroupsOut`

is changed to`n_groups`

.Training scores and Timing information

`cv_results_`

also includes the training scores for each cross-validation split (with keys such as`'split0_train_score'`

), as well as their mean (`'mean_train_score'`

) and standard deviation (`'std_train_score'`

). To avoid the cost of evaluating training score, set`return_train_score=False`

.Additionally the mean and standard deviation of the times taken to split, train and score the model across all the cross-validation splits is available at the key

`'mean_time'`

and`'std_time'`

respectively.

## Changelog¶

### New features¶

Classifiers and Regressors

- The Gaussian Process module has been reimplemented and now offers classification
and regression estimators through
`gaussian_process.GaussianProcessClassifier`

and`gaussian_process.GaussianProcessRegressor`

. Among other things, the new implementation supports kernel engineering, gradient-based hyperparameter optimization or sampling of functions from GP prior and GP posterior. Extensive documentation and examples are provided. By Jan Hendrik Metzen. - Added new supervised learning algorithm: Multi-layer Perceptron #3204 by Issam H. Laradji
- Added
`linear_model.HuberRegressor`

, a linear model robust to outliers. #5291 by Manoj Kumar. - Added the
`multioutput.MultiOutputRegressor`

meta-estimator. It converts single output regressors to multi-output regressors by fitting one regressor per output. By Tim Head.

Other estimators

- New
`mixture.GaussianMixture`

and`mixture.BayesianGaussianMixture`

replace former mixture models, employing faster inference for sounder results. #7295 by Wei Xue and Thierry Guillemot. - Class
`decomposition.RandomizedPCA`

is now factored into`decomposition.PCA`

and it is available calling with parameter`svd_solver='randomized'`

. The default number of`n_iter`

for`'randomized'`

has changed to 4. The old behavior of PCA is recovered by`svd_solver='full'`

. An additional solver calls`arpack`

and performs truncated (non-randomized) SVD. By default, the best solver is selected depending on the size of the input and the number of components requested. #5299 by Giorgio Patrini. - Added two functions for mutual information estimation:
`feature_selection.mutual_info_classif`

and`feature_selection.mutual_info_regression`

. These functions can be used in`feature_selection.SelectKBest`

and`feature_selection.SelectPercentile`

as score functions. By Andrea Bravi and Nikolay Mayorov. - Added the
`ensemble.IsolationForest`

class for anomaly detection based on random forests. By Nicolas Goix. - Added
`algorithm="elkan"`

to`cluster.KMeans`

implementing Elkan’s fast K-Means algorithm. By Andreas Müller.

Model selection and evaluation

- Added
`metrics.cluster.fowlkes_mallows_score`

, the Fowlkes Mallows Index which measures the similarity of two clusterings of a set of points By Arnaud Fouchet and Thierry Guillemot. - Added
`metrics.calinski_harabaz_score`

, which computes the Calinski and Harabaz score to evaluate the resulting clustering of a set of points. By Arnaud Fouchet and Thierry Guillemot. - Added new cross-validation splitter
`model_selection.TimeSeriesSplit`

to handle time series data. #6586 by YenChen Lin - The cross-validation iterators are replaced by cross-validation splitters
available from
`sklearn.model_selection`

, allowing for nested cross-validation. See Model Selection Enhancements and API Changes for more information. #4294 by Raghav RV.

### Enhancements¶

Trees and ensembles

- Added a new splitting criterion for
`tree.DecisionTreeRegressor`

, the mean absolute error. This criterion can also be used in`ensemble.ExtraTreesRegressor`

,`ensemble.RandomForestRegressor`

, and the gradient boosting estimators. #6667 by Nelson Liu. - Added weighted impurity-based early stopping criterion for decision tree growth. #6954 by Nelson Liu
- The random forest, extra tree and decision tree estimators now has a
method
`decision_path`

which returns the decision path of samples in the tree. By Arnaud Joly. - A new example has been added unveiling the decision tree structure. By Arnaud Joly.
- Random forest, extra trees, decision trees and gradient boosting estimator
accept the parameter
`min_samples_split`

and`min_samples_leaf`

provided as a percentage of the training samples. By yelite and Arnaud Joly. - Gradient boosting estimators accept the parameter
`criterion`

to specify to splitting criterion used in built decision trees. #6667 by Nelson Liu. - The memory footprint is reduced (sometimes greatly) for
`ensemble.bagging.BaseBagging`

and classes that inherit from it, i.e,`ensemble.BaggingClassifier`

,`ensemble.BaggingRegressor`

, and`ensemble.IsolationForest`

, by dynamically generating attribute`estimators_samples_`

only when it is needed. By David Staub. - Added
`n_jobs`

and`sample_weight`

parameters for`ensemble.VotingClassifier`

to fit underlying estimators in parallel. #5805 by Ibraim Ganiev.

Linear, kernelized and related models

- In
`linear_model.LogisticRegression`

, the SAG solver is now available in the multinomial case. #5251 by Tom Dupre la Tour. `linear_model.RANSACRegressor`

,`svm.LinearSVC`

and`svm.LinearSVR`

now support`sample_weight`

. By Imaculate.- Add parameter
`loss`

to`linear_model.RANSACRegressor`

to measure the error on the samples for every trial. By Manoj Kumar. - Prediction of out-of-sample events with Isotonic Regression
(
`isotonic.IsotonicRegression`

) is now much faster (over 1000x in tests with synthetic data). By Jonathan Arfa. - Isotonic regression (
`isotonic.IsotonicRegression`

) now uses a better algorithm to avoid`O(n^2)`

behavior in pathological cases, and is also generally faster (##6691). By Antony Lee. `naive_bayes.GaussianNB`

now accepts data-independent class-priors through the parameter`priors`

. By Guillaume Lemaitre.`linear_model.ElasticNet`

and`linear_model.Lasso`

now works with`np.float32`

input data without converting it into`np.float64`

. This allows to reduce the memory consumption. #6913 by YenChen Lin.`semi_supervised.LabelPropagation`

and`semi_supervised.LabelSpreading`

now accept arbitrary kernel functions in addition to strings`knn`

and`rbf`

. #5762 by Utkarsh Upadhyay.

Decomposition, manifold learning and clustering

- Added
`inverse_transform`

function to`decomposition.NMF`

to compute data matrix of original shape. By Anish Shah. `cluster.KMeans`

and`cluster.MiniBatchKMeans`

now works with`np.float32`

and`np.float64`

input data without converting it. This allows to reduce the memory consumption by using`np.float32`

. #6846 by Sebastian Säger and YenChen Lin.

Preprocessing and feature selection

`preprocessing.RobustScaler`

now accepts`quantile_range`

parameter. #5929 by Konstantin Podshumok.`feature_extraction.FeatureHasher`

now accepts string values. #6173 by Ryad Zenine and Devashish Deshpande.- Keyword arguments can now be supplied to
`func`

in`preprocessing.FunctionTransformer`

by means of the`kw_args`

parameter. By Brian McFee. `feature_selection.SelectKBest`

and`feature_selection.SelectPercentile`

now accept score functions that take X, y as input and return only the scores. By Nikolay Mayorov.

Model evaluation and meta-estimators

`multiclass.OneVsOneClassifier`

and`multiclass.OneVsRestClassifier`

now support`partial_fit`

. By Asish Panda and Philipp Dowling.- Added support for substituting or disabling
`pipeline.Pipeline`

and`pipeline.FeatureUnion`

components using the`set_params`

interface that powers`sklearn.grid_search`

. See Selecting dimensionality reduction with Pipeline and GridSearchCV By Joel Nothman and Robert McGibbon. - The new
`cv_results_`

attribute of`model_selection.GridSearchCV`

(and`model_selection.RandomizedSearchCV`

) can be easily imported into pandas as a`DataFrame`

. Ref Model Selection Enhancements and API Changes for more information. #6697 by Raghav RV. - Generalization of
`model_selection.cross_val_predict`

. One can pass method names such as`predict_proba`

to be used in the cross validation framework instead of the default`predict`

. By Ori Ziv and Sears Merritt. - The training scores and time taken for training followed by scoring for
each search candidate are now available at the
`cv_results_`

dict. See Model Selection Enhancements and API Changes for more information. #7325 by Eugene Chen and Raghav RV.

Metrics

- Added
`labels`

flag to`metrics.log_loss`

to explicitly provide the labels when the number of classes in`y_true`

and`y_pred`

differ. #7239 by Hong Guangguo with help from Mads Jensen and Nelson Liu. - Support sparse contingency matrices in cluster evaluation
(
`metrics.cluster.supervised`

) to scale to a large number of clusters. #7419 by Gregory Stupp and Joel Nothman. - Add
`sample_weight`

parameter to`metrics.matthews_corrcoef`

. By Jatin Shah and Raghav RV. - Speed up
`metrics.silhouette_score`

by using vectorized operations. By Manoj Kumar. - Add
`sample_weight`

parameter to`metrics.confusion_matrix`

. By Bernardo Stein.

Miscellaneous

- Added
`n_jobs`

parameter to`feature_selection.RFECV`

to compute the score on the test folds in parallel. By Manoj Kumar - Codebase does not contain C/C++ cython generated files: they are generated during build. Distribution packages will still contain generated C/C++ files. By Arthur Mensch.
- Reduce the memory usage for 32-bit float input arrays of
`utils.sparse_func.mean_variance_axis`

and`utils.sparse_func.incr_mean_variance_axis`

by supporting cython fused types. By YenChen Lin. - The
`ignore_warnings`

now accept a category argument to ignore only the warnings of a specified type. By Thierry Guillemot. - Added parameter
`return_X_y`

and return type`(data, target) : tuple`

option to`load_iris`

dataset #7049,`load_breast_cancer`

dataset #7152,`load_digits`

dataset,`load_diabetes`

dataset,`load_linnerud`

dataset,`load_boston`

dataset #7154 by Manvendra Singh. - Simplification of the
`clone`

function, deprecate support for estimators that modify parameters in`__init__`

. #5540 by Andreas Müller. - When unpickling a scikit-learn estimator in a different version than the one
the estimator was trained with, a
`UserWarning`

is raised, see the documentation on model persistence for more details. (#7248) By Andreas Müller.

### Bug fixes¶

Trees and ensembles

- Random forest, extra trees, decision trees and gradient boosting
won’t accept anymore
`min_samples_split=1`

as at least 2 samples are required to split a decision tree node. By Arnaud Joly `ensemble.VotingClassifier`

now raises`NotFittedError`

if`predict`

,`transform`

or`predict_proba`

are called on the non-fitted estimator. by Sebastian Raschka.- Fix bug where
`ensemble.AdaBoostClassifier`

and`ensemble.AdaBoostRegressor`

would perform poorly if the`random_state`

was fixed (#7411). By Joel Nothman. - Fix bug in ensembles with randomization where the ensemble would not
set
`random_state`

on base estimators in a pipeline or similar nesting. (#7411). Note, results for`ensemble.BaggingClassifier`

`ensemble.BaggingRegressor`

,`ensemble.AdaBoostClassifier`

and`ensemble.AdaBoostRegressor`

will now differ from previous versions. By Joel Nothman.

Linear, kernelized and related models

- Fixed incorrect gradient computation for
`loss='squared_epsilon_insensitive'`

in`linear_model.SGDClassifier`

and`linear_model.SGDRegressor`

(#6764). By Wenhua Yang. - Fix bug in
`linear_model.LogisticRegressionCV`

where`solver='liblinear'`

did not accept`class_weights='balanced`

. (#6817). By Tom Dupre la Tour. - Fix bug in
`neighbors.RadiusNeighborsClassifier`

where an error occurred when there were outliers being labelled and a weight function specified (#6902). By LeonieBorne. - Fix
`linear_model.ElasticNet`

sparse decision function to match output with dense in the multioutput case.

Decomposition, manifold learning and clustering

`decomposition.RandomizedPCA`

default number of`iterated_power`

is 4 instead of 3. #5141 by Giorgio Patrini.`utils.extmath.randomized_svd`

performs 4 power iterations by default, instead or 0. In practice this is enough for obtaining a good approximation of the true eigenvalues/vectors in the presence of noise. When`n_components`

is small (`< .1 * min(X.shape)`

)`n_iter`

is set to 7, unless the user specifies a higher number. This improves precision with few components. #5299 by Giorgio Patrini.- Whiten/non-whiten inconsistency between components of
`decomposition.PCA`

and`decomposition.RandomizedPCA`

(now factored into PCA, see the New features) is fixed.`components_`

are stored with no whitening. #5299 by Giorgio Patrini. - Fixed bug in
`manifold.spectral_embedding`

where diagonal of unnormalized Laplacian matrix was incorrectly set to 1. #4995 by Peter Fischer. - Fixed incorrect initialization of
`utils.arpack.eigsh`

on all occurrences. Affects`cluster.bicluster.SpectralBiclustering`

,`decomposition.KernelPCA`

,`manifold.LocallyLinearEmbedding`

, and`manifold.SpectralEmbedding`

(#5012). By Peter Fischer. - Attribute
`explained_variance_ratio_`

calculated with the SVD solver of`discriminant_analysis.LinearDiscriminantAnalysis`

now returns correct results. By JPFrancoia

Preprocessing and feature selection

`preprocessing.data._transform_selected`

now always passes a copy of`X`

to transform function when`copy=True`

(#7194). By Caio Oliveira.

Model evaluation and meta-estimators

`model_selection.StratifiedKFold`

now raises error if all n_labels for individual classes is less than n_folds. #6182 by Devashish Deshpande.- Fixed bug in
`model_selection.StratifiedShuffleSplit`

where train and test sample could overlap in some edge cases, see #6121 for more details. By Loic Esteve. - Fix in
`sklearn.model_selection.StratifiedShuffleSplit`

to return splits of size`train_size`

and`test_size`

in all cases (#6472). By Andreas Müller. - Cross-validation of
`OneVsOneClassifier`

and`OneVsRestClassifier`

now works with precomputed kernels. #7350 by Russell Smith. - Fix incomplete
`predict_proba`

method delegation from`model_selection.GridSearchCV`

to`linear_model.SGDClassifier`

(#7159) by Yichuan Liu.

Metrics

- Fix bug in
`metrics.silhouette_score`

in which clusters of size 1 were incorrectly scored. They should get a score of 0. By Joel Nothman. - Fix bug in
`metrics.silhouette_samples`

so that it now works with arbitrary labels, not just those ranging from 0 to n_clusters - 1. - Fix bug where expected and adjusted mutual information were incorrect if
cluster contingency cells exceeded
`2**16`

. By Joel Nothman. `metrics.pairwise.pairwise_distances`

now converts arrays to boolean arrays when required in`scipy.spatial.distance`

. #5460 by Tom Dupre la Tour.- Fix sparse input support in
`metrics.silhouette_score`

as well as example examples/text/document_clustering.py. By YenChen Lin. `metrics.roc_curve`

and`metrics.precision_recall_curve`

no longer round`y_score`

values when creating ROC curves; this was causing problems for users with very small differences in scores (#7353).

Miscellaneous

`model_selection.tests._search._check_param_grid`

now works correctly with all types that extends/implements`Sequence`

(except string), including range (Python 3.x) and xrange (Python 2.x). #7323 by Viacheslav Kovalevskyi.`utils.extmath.randomized_range_finder`

is more numerically stable when many power iterations are requested, since it applies LU normalization by default. If`n_iter<2`

numerical issues are unlikely, thus no normalization is applied. Other normalization options are available:`'none', 'LU'`

and`'QR'`

. #5141 by Giorgio Patrini.- Fix a bug where some formats of
`scipy.sparse`

matrix, and estimators with them as parameters, could not be passed to`base.clone`

. By Loic Esteve. `datasets.load_svmlight_file`

now is able to read long int QID values. #7101 by Ibraim Ganiev.

## API changes summary¶

Linear, kernelized and related models

`residual_metric`

has been deprecated in`linear_model.RANSACRegressor`

. Use`loss`

instead. By Manoj Kumar.- Access to public attributes
`.X_`

and`.y_`

has been deprecated in`isotonic.IsotonicRegression`

. By Jonathan Arfa.

Decomposition, manifold learning and clustering

- The old
`mixture.DPGMM`

is deprecated in favor of the new`mixture.BayesianGaussianMixture`

(with the parameter`weight_concentration_prior_type='dirichlet_process'`

). The new class solves the computational problems of the old class and computes the Gaussian mixture with a Dirichlet process prior faster than before. #7295 by Wei Xue and Thierry Guillemot. - The old
`mixture.VBGMM`

is deprecated in favor of the new`mixture.BayesianGaussianMixture`

(with the parameter`weight_concentration_prior_type='dirichlet_distribution'`

). The new class solves the computational problems of the old class and computes the Variational Bayesian Gaussian mixture faster than before. #6651 by Wei Xue and Thierry Guillemot. - The old
`mixture.GMM`

is deprecated in favor of the new`mixture.GaussianMixture`

. The new class computes the Gaussian mixture faster than before and some of computational problems have been solved. #6666 by Wei Xue and Thierry Guillemot.

Model evaluation and meta-estimators

- The
`sklearn.cross_validation`

,`sklearn.grid_search`

and`sklearn.learning_curve`

have been deprecated and the classes and functions have been reorganized into the`sklearn.model_selection`

module. Ref Model Selection Enhancements and API Changes for more information. #4294 by Raghav RV. - The
`grid_scores_`

attribute of`model_selection.GridSearchCV`

and`model_selection.RandomizedSearchCV`

is deprecated in favor of the attribute`cv_results_`

. Ref Model Selection Enhancements and API Changes for more information. #6697 by Raghav RV. - The parameters
`n_iter`

or`n_folds`

in old CV splitters are replaced by the new parameter`n_splits`

since it can provide a consistent and unambiguous interface to represent the number of train-test splits. #7187 by YenChen Lin. `classes`

parameter was renamed to`labels`

in`metrics.hamming_loss`

. #7260 by Sebastián Vanrell.- The splitter classes
`LabelKFold`

,`LabelShuffleSplit`

,`LeaveOneLabelOut`

and`LeavePLabelsOut`

are renamed to`model_selection.GroupKFold`

,`model_selection.GroupShuffleSplit`

,`model_selection.LeaveOneGroupOut`

and`model_selection.LeavePGroupsOut`

respectively. Also the parameter`labels`

in the`split`

method of the newly renamed splitters`model_selection.LeaveOneGroupOut`

and`model_selection.LeavePGroupsOut`

is renamed to`groups`

. Additionally in`model_selection.LeavePGroupsOut`

, the parameter`n_labels`

is renamed to`n_groups`

. #6660 by Raghav RV. - Error and loss names for
`scoring`

parameters are now prefixed by`'neg_'`

, such as`neg_mean_squared_error`

. The unprefixed versions are deprecated and will be removed in version 0.20. #7261 by Tim Head.

## Code Contributors¶

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