SVM-Anova: SVM with univariate feature selectionΒΆ

This example shows how to perform univariate feature selection before running a SVC (support vector classifier) to improve the classification scores. We use the iris dataset (4 features) and add 36 non-informative features. We can find that our model achieves best performance when we select around 10% of features.

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import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from sklearn.datasets import load_iris
from sklearn.feature_selection import SelectPercentile, chi2
from sklearn.model_selection import cross_val_score
from sklearn.pipeline import Pipeline
from sklearn.preprocessing import StandardScaler
from sklearn.svm import SVC


# #############################################################################
# Import some data to play with
X, y = load_iris(return_X_y=True)
# Add non-informative features
np.random.seed(0)
X = np.hstack((X, 2 * np.random.random((X.shape[0], 36))))

# #############################################################################
# Create a feature-selection transform, a scaler and an instance of SVM that we
# combine together to have an full-blown estimator
clf = Pipeline([('anova', SelectPercentile(chi2)),
                ('scaler', StandardScaler()),
                ('svc', SVC(gamma="auto"))])

# #############################################################################
# Plot the cross-validation score as a function of percentile of features
score_means = list()
score_stds = list()
percentiles = (1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80, 100)

for percentile in percentiles:
    clf.set_params(anova__percentile=percentile)
    this_scores = cross_val_score(clf, X, y, cv=5)
    score_means.append(this_scores.mean())
    score_stds.append(this_scores.std())

plt.errorbar(percentiles, score_means, np.array(score_stds))
plt.title(
    'Performance of the SVM-Anova varying the percentile of features selected')
plt.xticks(np.linspace(0, 100, 11, endpoint=True))
plt.xlabel('Percentile')
plt.ylabel('Accuracy Score')
plt.axis('tight')
plt.show()

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 0.193 seconds)

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