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Python code to compute and plot (truncated, weighted) area under gain curves (agc)

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AGC - Area under Gain Curves

Python code to compute and plot (truncated, weighted) area under gain curves (AGC)

For binary classification, gain curves are a nice alternative to ROC curves in that they can naturally be truncated to focus on the top scoring points only. Moreover, the data points can have weights. In this code, we provide three functions:

  • agc_score: Compute the area under the gain curve (AGC) for binary labelled data
  • gain_curve: Compute the proportion of data points and true positive rate for all thresholds, for plotting

The first function returns the normalized area by default (improvement over random, so this could be negative). The functions can be imported from the supplied file, or installed via pip install agc.

A simple example

## create toy binary labels and scores for illustration
labels = np.concatenate((np.repeat(1,100),np.repeat(0,900)))
scores = np.concatenate((np.random.uniform(.4,.8,100),np.random.uniform(.2,.6,900)))

## compute (normalized) area under the gain curve
print(agc_score(labels, scores))

## compute (un-normalized) area under the gain curve
print(agc_score(labels, scores, normalized=False))

## now the area for the top scoring 10% of the points
print(agc_score(labels, scores, truncate=0.1))

## or top scoring 100 points
print(agc_score(labels, scores, truncate=100))

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