sklearn.feature_selection
.RFECV¶

class
sklearn.feature_selection.
RFECV
(estimator, step=1, cv=None, scoring=None, verbose=0, n_jobs=1)¶ Feature ranking with recursive feature elimination and crossvalidated selection of the best number of features.
Read more in the User Guide.
Parameters: estimator : object
A supervised learning estimator with a
fit
method that provides information about feature importance either through acoef_
attribute or through afeature_importances_
attribute.step : int or float, optional (default=1)
If greater than or equal to 1, then step corresponds to the (integer) number of features to remove at each iteration. If within (0.0, 1.0), then step corresponds to the percentage (rounded down) of features to remove at each iteration.
cv : int, crossvalidation generator or an iterable, optional
Determines the crossvalidation splitting strategy. Possible inputs for cv are:
 None, to use the default 3fold crossvalidation,
 integer, to specify the number of folds.
 An object to be used as a crossvalidation generator.
 An iterable yielding train/test splits.
For integer/None inputs, if
y
is binary or multiclass,sklearn.model_selection.StratifiedKFold
is used. If the estimator is a classifier or ify
is neither binary nor multiclass,sklearn.model_selection.KFold
is used.Refer User Guide for the various crossvalidation strategies that can be used here.
scoring : string, callable or None, optional, default: None
A string (see model evaluation documentation) or a scorer callable object / function with signature
scorer(estimator, X, y)
.verbose : int, default=0
Controls verbosity of output.
n_jobs : int, default 1
Number of cores to run in parallel while fitting across folds. Defaults to 1 core. If n_jobs=1, then number of jobs is set to number of cores.
Attributes: n_features_ : int
The number of selected features with crossvalidation.
support_ : array of shape [n_features]
The mask of selected features.
ranking_ : array of shape [n_features]
The feature ranking, such that ranking_[i] corresponds to the ranking position of the ith feature. Selected (i.e., estimated best) features are assigned rank 1.
grid_scores_ : array of shape [n_subsets_of_features]
The crossvalidation scores such that
grid_scores_[i]
corresponds to the CV score of the ith subset of features.estimator_ : object
The external estimator fit on the reduced dataset.
Notes
The size of
grid_scores_
is equal to ceil((n_features  1) / step) + 1, where step is the number of features removed at each iteration.References
[R175] Guyon, I., Weston, J., Barnhill, S., & Vapnik, V., “Gene selection for cancer classification using support vector machines”, Mach. Learn., 46(13), 389–422, 2002. Examples
The following example shows how to retrieve the apriori not known 5 informative features in the Friedman #1 dataset.
>>> from sklearn.datasets import make_friedman1 >>> from sklearn.feature_selection import RFECV >>> from sklearn.svm import SVR >>> X, y = make_friedman1(n_samples=50, n_features=10, random_state=0) >>> estimator = SVR(kernel="linear") >>> selector = RFECV(estimator, step=1, cv=5) >>> selector = selector.fit(X, y) >>> selector.support_ array([ True, True, True, True, True, False, False, False, False, False], dtype=bool) >>> selector.ranking_ array([1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 6, 4, 3, 2, 5])
Methods
decision_function
(*args, **kwargs)fit
(X, y)Fit the RFE model and automatically tune the number of selected features. fit_transform
(X[, y])Fit to data, then transform it. get_params
([deep])Get parameters for this estimator. get_support
([indices])Get a mask, or integer index, of the features selected inverse_transform
(X)Reverse the transformation operation predict
(*args, **kwargs)Reduce X to the selected features and then predict using the underlying estimator. predict_log_proba
(*args, **kwargs)predict_proba
(*args, **kwargs)score
(*args, **kwargs)Reduce X to the selected features and then return the score of the underlying estimator. set_params
(**params)Set the parameters of this estimator. transform
(X)Reduce X to the selected features. 
__init__
(estimator, step=1, cv=None, scoring=None, verbose=0, n_jobs=1)¶

fit
(X, y)¶  Fit the RFE model and automatically tune the number of selected
 features.
Parameters: X : {arraylike, sparse matrix}, shape = [n_samples, n_features]
Training vector, where n_samples is the number of samples and n_features is the total number of features.
y : arraylike, shape = [n_samples]
Target values (integers for classification, real numbers for regression).

fit_transform
(X, y=None, **fit_params)¶ Fit to data, then transform it.
Fits transformer to X and y with optional parameters fit_params and returns a transformed version of X.
Parameters: X : numpy array of shape [n_samples, n_features]
Training set.
y : numpy array of shape [n_samples]
Target values.
Returns: X_new : numpy array of shape [n_samples, n_features_new]
Transformed array.

get_params
(deep=True)¶ Get parameters for this estimator.
Parameters: deep : boolean, optional
If True, will return the parameters for this estimator and contained subobjects that are estimators.
Returns: params : mapping of string to any
Parameter names mapped to their values.

get_support
(indices=False)¶ Get a mask, or integer index, of the features selected
Parameters: indices : boolean (default False)
If True, the return value will be an array of integers, rather than a boolean mask.
Returns: support : array
An index that selects the retained features from a feature vector. If indices is False, this is a boolean array of shape [# input features], in which an element is True iff its corresponding feature is selected for retention. If indices is True, this is an integer array of shape [# output features] whose values are indices into the input feature vector.

inverse_transform
(X)¶ Reverse the transformation operation
Parameters: X : array of shape [n_samples, n_selected_features]
The input samples.
Returns: X_r : array of shape [n_samples, n_original_features]
X with columns of zeros inserted where features would have been removed by transform.

predict
(*args, **kwargs)¶  Reduce X to the selected features and then predict using the
 underlying estimator.
Parameters: X : array of shape [n_samples, n_features]
The input samples.
Returns: y : array of shape [n_samples]
The predicted target values.

score
(*args, **kwargs)¶  Reduce X to the selected features and then return the score of the
 underlying estimator.
Parameters: X : array of shape [n_samples, n_features]
The input samples.
y : array of shape [n_samples]
The target values.

set_params
(**params)¶ Set the parameters of this estimator.
The method works on simple estimators as well as on nested objects (such as pipelines). The latter have parameters of the form
<component>__<parameter>
so that it’s possible to update each component of a nested object.Returns: self :

transform
(X)¶ Reduce X to the selected features.
Parameters: X : array of shape [n_samples, n_features]
The input samples.
Returns: X_r : array of shape [n_samples, n_selected_features]
The input samples with only the selected features.