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ML | Models Score and Error

Last Updated : 10 Mar, 2023
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In Machine Learning one of the main tasks is to model the data and predict the output using various Classification and Regression Algorithms. But since there are so many Algorithms, it is really difficult to choose the one for predicting the final data. So we need to compare our models and choose the one which best suits the task at hand. Please note, accuracy need not always be the best metric to choose a model. More about this in later tutorials. 

Using the sklearn library we can find out the scores of our ML Model and thus choose the algorithm with a higher score to predict our output. Another good way is to calculate errors such as mean absolute error and mean squared error and try to minimize them to better our models. 

Mean Absolute Error(MAE): It is the mean of all absolute error  

Mean Squared Error (MSE) It is the mean of the square of all errors. 

Here, we are using Titanic dataset as our input for the Classification problem and modeling our data with Logistic Regression and KNN only. Although, you can also model with other algorithms. You can find the dataset here.


# importing libraries
import numpy as np
import sklearn
from sklearn import metrics
import pandas as pd
from sklearn.model_selection import train_test_split
from sklearn.linear_model import LogisticRegression
from sklearn.neighbors import KNeighborsClassifier
data = pd.read_csv("gfg_data")
x = data[['Pclass', 'Sex', 'Age', 'Parch', 'Embarked', 'Fare',
               'Has_Cabin', 'FamilySize', 'title', 'IsAlone']]
y = data[['Survived']]
X_train, X_test, Y_train, Y_test = train_test_split(x, y,
test_size = 0.3, random_state = None)
# logistic Regression
lr = LogisticRegression(), Y_train)
Y_pred = lr.predict(X_test)
LogReg = round(lr.score(X_test, Y_test), 2)
mae_lr = round(metrics.mean_absolute_error(Y_test, Y_pred), 4)
mse_lr = round(metrics.mean_squared_error(Y_test, Y_pred), 4)
knn = KNeighborsClassifier(n_neighbors = 2), Y_train)
Y_pred = knn.predict(X_test)
KNN = round(knn.score(X_test, Y_test), 2)
mae_knn = metrics.mean_absolute_error(Y_test, Y_pred)
mse_knn = metrics.mean_squared_error(Y_test, Y_pred)
compare_models = pd.DataFrame(
    'Model' : ['LogReg', 'KNN'],
       'Score' : [LogReg, KNN],
        'MAE'  : [mae_lr, mae_knn],
        'MSE'  : [mse_lr, mse_knn]


We can now see the score and error of our models and compare them. Score of Logistic Regression is greater than KNN and the error is also less. Thus, Logistic Regression will be the right choice for our model.

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