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Imputing missing values with variants of IterativeImputer
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.. currentmodule:: sklearn
The :class:`~impute.IterativeImputer` class is very flexible - it can be
used with a variety of estimators to do round-robin regression, treating every
variable as an output in turn.
In this example we compare some estimators for the purpose of missing feature
imputation with :class:`~impute.IterativeImputer`:
* :class:`~linear_model.BayesianRidge`: regularized linear regression
* :class:`~ensemble.RandomForestRegressor`: Forests of randomized trees regression
* :func:`~pipeline.make_pipeline` (:class:`~kernel_approximation.Nystroem`,
:class:`~linear_model.Ridge`): a pipeline with the expansion of a degree 2
polynomial kernel and regularized linear regression
* :class:`~neighbors.KNeighborsRegressor`: comparable to other KNN
imputation approaches
Of particular interest is the ability of
:class:`~impute.IterativeImputer` to mimic the behavior of missForest, a
popular imputation package for R.
Note that :class:`~neighbors.KNeighborsRegressor` is different from KNN
imputation, which learns from samples with missing values by using a distance
metric that accounts for missing values, rather than imputing them.
The goal is to compare different estimators to see which one is best for the
:class:`~impute.IterativeImputer` when using a
:class:`~linear_model.BayesianRidge` estimator on the California housing
dataset with a single value randomly removed from each row.
For this particular pattern of missing values we see that
:class:`~linear_model.BayesianRidge` and
:class:`~ensemble.RandomForestRegressor` give the best results.
It should be noted that some estimators such as
:class:`~ensemble.HistGradientBoostingRegressor` can natively deal with
missing features and are often recommended over building pipelines with
complex and costly missing values imputation strategies.
"""
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
import pandas as pd
from sklearn.datasets import fetch_california_housing
from sklearn.ensemble import RandomForestRegressor
# To use this experimental feature, we need to explicitly ask for it:
from sklearn.experimental import enable_iterative_imputer # noqa
from sklearn.impute import IterativeImputer, SimpleImputer
from sklearn.kernel_approximation import Nystroem
from sklearn.linear_model import BayesianRidge, Ridge
from sklearn.model_selection import cross_val_score
from sklearn.neighbors import KNeighborsRegressor
from sklearn.pipeline import make_pipeline
N_SPLITS = 5
rng = np.random.RandomState(0)
X_full, y_full = fetch_california_housing(return_X_y=True)
# ~2k samples is enough for the purpose of the example.
# Remove the following two lines for a slower run with different error bars.
X_full = X_full[::10]
y_full = y_full[::10]
n_samples, n_features = X_full.shape
# Estimate the score on the entire dataset, with no missing values
br_estimator = BayesianRidge()
score_full_data = pd.DataFrame(
cross_val_score(
br_estimator, X_full, y_full, scoring="neg_mean_squared_error", cv=N_SPLITS
),
columns=["Full Data"],
)
# Add a single missing value to each row
X_missing = X_full.copy()
y_missing = y_full
missing_samples = np.arange(n_samples)
missing_features = rng.choice(n_features, n_samples, replace=True)
X_missing[missing_samples, missing_features] = np.nan
# Estimate the score after imputation (mean and median strategies)
score_simple_imputer = pd.DataFrame()
for strategy in ("mean", "median"):
estimator = make_pipeline(
SimpleImputer(missing_values=np.nan, strategy=strategy), br_estimator
)
score_simple_imputer[strategy] = cross_val_score(
estimator, X_missing, y_missing, scoring="neg_mean_squared_error", cv=N_SPLITS
)
# Estimate the score after iterative imputation of the missing values
# with different estimators
estimators = [
BayesianRidge(),
RandomForestRegressor(
# We tuned the hyperparameters of the RandomForestRegressor to get a good
# enough predictive performance for a restricted execution time.
n_estimators=4,
max_depth=10,
bootstrap=True,
max_samples=0.5,
n_jobs=2,
random_state=0,
),
make_pipeline(
Nystroem(kernel="polynomial", degree=2, random_state=0), Ridge(alpha=1e3)
),
KNeighborsRegressor(n_neighbors=15),
]
score_iterative_imputer = pd.DataFrame()
# iterative imputer is sensible to the tolerance and
# dependent on the estimator used internally.
# we tuned the tolerance to keep this example run with limited computational
# resources while not changing the results too much compared to keeping the
# stricter default value for the tolerance parameter.
tolerances = (1e-3, 1e-1, 1e-1, 1e-2)
for impute_estimator, tol in zip(estimators, tolerances):
estimator = make_pipeline(
IterativeImputer(
random_state=0, estimator=impute_estimator, max_iter=25, tol=tol
),
br_estimator,
)
score_iterative_imputer[impute_estimator.__class__.__name__] = cross_val_score(
estimator, X_missing, y_missing, scoring="neg_mean_squared_error", cv=N_SPLITS
)
scores = pd.concat(
[score_full_data, score_simple_imputer, score_iterative_imputer],
keys=["Original", "SimpleImputer", "IterativeImputer"],
axis=1,
)
# plot california housing results
fig, ax = plt.subplots(figsize=(13, 6))
means = -scores.mean()
errors = scores.std()
means.plot.barh(xerr=errors, ax=ax)
ax.set_title("California Housing Regression with Different Imputation Methods")
ax.set_xlabel("MSE (smaller is better)")
ax.set_yticks(np.arange(means.shape[0]))
ax.set_yticklabels([" w/ ".join(label) for label in means.index.tolist()])
plt.tight_layout(pad=1)
plt.show()