"""
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Comparing Linear Bayesian Regressors
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This example compares two different bayesian regressors:
- a :ref:`automatic_relevance_determination`
- a :ref:`bayesian_ridge_regression`
In the first part, we use an :ref:`ordinary_least_squares` (OLS) model as a
baseline for comparing the models' coefficients with respect to the true
coefficients. Thereafter, we show that the estimation of such models is done by
iteratively maximizing the marginal log-likelihood of the observations.
In the last section we plot predictions and uncertainties for the ARD and the
Bayesian Ridge regressions using a polynomial feature expansion to fit a
non-linear relationship between `X` and `y`.
"""
# Author: Arturo Amor
# %%
# Models robustness to recover the ground truth weights
# =====================================================
#
# Generate synthetic dataset
# --------------------------
#
# We generate a dataset where `X` and `y` are linearly linked: 10 of the
# features of `X` will be used to generate `y`. The other features are not
# useful at predicting `y`. In addition, we generate a dataset where `n_samples
# == n_features`. Such a setting is challenging for an OLS model and leads
# potentially to arbitrary large weights. Having a prior on the weights and a
# penalty alleviates the problem. Finally, gaussian noise is added.
from sklearn.datasets import make_regression
X, y, true_weights = make_regression(
n_samples=100,
n_features=100,
n_informative=10,
noise=8,
coef=True,
random_state=42,
)
# %%
# Fit the regressors
# ------------------
#
# We now fit both Bayesian models and the OLS to later compare the models'
# coefficients.
import pandas as pd
from sklearn.linear_model import ARDRegression, LinearRegression, BayesianRidge
olr = LinearRegression().fit(X, y)
brr = BayesianRidge(compute_score=True, n_iter=30).fit(X, y)
ard = ARDRegression(compute_score=True, n_iter=30).fit(X, y)
df = pd.DataFrame(
{
"Weights of true generative process": true_weights,
"ARDRegression": ard.coef_,
"BayesianRidge": brr.coef_,
"LinearRegression": olr.coef_,
}
)
# %%
# Plot the true and estimated coefficients
# ----------------------------------------
#
# Now we compare the coefficients of each model with the weights of
# the true generative model.
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import seaborn as sns
from matplotlib.colors import SymLogNorm
plt.figure(figsize=(10, 6))
ax = sns.heatmap(
df.T,
norm=SymLogNorm(linthresh=10e-4, vmin=-80, vmax=80),
cbar_kws={"label": "coefficients' values"},
cmap="seismic_r",
)
plt.ylabel("linear model")
plt.xlabel("coefficients")
plt.tight_layout(rect=(0, 0, 1, 0.95))
_ = plt.title("Models' coefficients")
# %%
# Due to the added noise, none of the models recover the true weights. Indeed,
# all models always have more than 10 non-zero coefficients. Compared to the OLS
# estimator, the coefficients using a Bayesian Ridge regression are slightly
# shifted toward zero, which stabilises them. The ARD regression provides a
# sparser solution: some of the non-informative coefficients are set exactly to
# zero, while shifting others closer to zero. Some non-informative coefficients
# are still present and retain large values.
# %%
# Plot the marginal log-likelihood
# --------------------------------
import numpy as np
ard_scores = -np.array(ard.scores_)
brr_scores = -np.array(brr.scores_)
plt.plot(ard_scores, color="navy", label="ARD")
plt.plot(brr_scores, color="red", label="BayesianRidge")
plt.ylabel("Log-likelihood")
plt.xlabel("Iterations")
plt.xlim(1, 30)
plt.legend()
_ = plt.title("Models log-likelihood")
# %%
# Indeed, both models minimize the log-likelihood up to an arbitrary cutoff
# defined by the `n_iter` parameter.
#
# Bayesian regressions with polynomial feature expansion
# ======================================================
# Generate synthetic dataset
# --------------------------
# We create a target that is a non-linear function of the input feature.
# Noise following a standard uniform distribution is added.
from sklearn.pipeline import make_pipeline
from sklearn.preprocessing import PolynomialFeatures, StandardScaler
rng = np.random.RandomState(0)
n_samples = 110
# sort the data to make plotting easier later
X = np.sort(-10 * rng.rand(n_samples) + 10)
noise = rng.normal(0, 1, n_samples) * 1.35
y = np.sqrt(X) * np.sin(X) + noise
full_data = pd.DataFrame({"input_feature": X, "target": y})
X = X.reshape((-1, 1))
# extrapolation
X_plot = np.linspace(10, 10.4, 10)
y_plot = np.sqrt(X_plot) * np.sin(X_plot)
X_plot = np.concatenate((X, X_plot.reshape((-1, 1))))
y_plot = np.concatenate((y - noise, y_plot))
# %%
# Fit the regressors
# ------------------
#
# Here we try a degree 10 polynomial to potentially overfit, though the bayesian
# linear models regularize the size of the polynomial coefficients. As
# `fit_intercept=True` by default for
# :class:`~sklearn.linear_model.ARDRegression` and
# :class:`~sklearn.linear_model.BayesianRidge`, then
# :class:`~sklearn.preprocessing.PolynomialFeatures` should not introduce an
# additional bias feature. By setting `return_std=True`, the bayesian regressors
# return the standard deviation of the posterior distribution for the model
# parameters.
ard_poly = make_pipeline(
PolynomialFeatures(degree=10, include_bias=False),
StandardScaler(),
ARDRegression(),
).fit(X, y)
brr_poly = make_pipeline(
PolynomialFeatures(degree=10, include_bias=False),
StandardScaler(),
BayesianRidge(),
).fit(X, y)
y_ard, y_ard_std = ard_poly.predict(X_plot, return_std=True)
y_brr, y_brr_std = brr_poly.predict(X_plot, return_std=True)
# %%
# Plotting polynomial regressions with std errors of the scores
# -------------------------------------------------------------
ax = sns.scatterplot(
data=full_data, x="input_feature", y="target", color="black", alpha=0.75
)
ax.plot(X_plot, y_plot, color="black", label="Ground Truth")
ax.plot(X_plot, y_brr, color="red", label="BayesianRidge with polynomial features")
ax.plot(X_plot, y_ard, color="navy", label="ARD with polynomial features")
ax.fill_between(
X_plot.ravel(),
y_ard - y_ard_std,
y_ard + y_ard_std,
color="navy",
alpha=0.3,
)
ax.fill_between(
X_plot.ravel(),
y_brr - y_brr_std,
y_brr + y_brr_std,
color="red",
alpha=0.3,
)
ax.legend()
_ = ax.set_title("Polynomial fit of a non-linear feature")
# %%
# The error bars represent one standard deviation of the predicted gaussian
# distribution of the query points. Notice that the ARD regression captures the
# ground truth the best when using the default parameters in both models, but
# further reducing the `lambda_init` hyperparameter of the Bayesian Ridge can
# reduce its bias (see example
# :ref:`sphx_glr_auto_examples_linear_model_plot_bayesian_ridge_curvefit.py`).
# Finally, due to the intrinsic limitations of a polynomial regression, both
# models fail when extrapolating.