# CrossEntropy¶

Multiclass generalization of the logarithmic loss.

## Attributes¶

• bigger_is_better

Indicate if a high value is better than a low one or not.

• requires_labels

Indicates if labels are required, rather than probabilities.

• sample_correction

• works_with_weights

Indicate whether the model takes into consideration the effect of sample weights

## Examples¶

>>> from river import metrics

>>> y_true = [0, 1, 2, 2]
>>> y_pred = [
...     {0: 0.29450637, 1: 0.34216758, 2: 0.36332605},
...     {0: 0.21290077, 1: 0.32728332, 2: 0.45981591},
...     {0: 0.42860913, 1: 0.33380113, 2: 0.23758974},
...     {0: 0.44941979, 1: 0.32962558, 2: 0.22095463}
... ]

>>> metric = metrics.CrossEntropy()

>>> for yt, yp in zip(y_true, y_pred):
...     metric = metric.update(yt, yp)
...     print(metric.get())
1.222454
1.169691
1.258864
1.321597

>>> metric
CrossEntropy: 1.321598


## Methods¶

clone

Return a fresh estimator with the same parameters.

The clone has the same parameters but has not been updated with any data. This works by looking at the parameters from the class signature. Each parameter is either - recursively cloned if it's a River classes. - deep-copied via copy.deepcopy if not. If the calling object is stochastic (i.e. it accepts a seed parameter) and has not been seeded, then the clone will not be idempotent. Indeed, this method's purpose if simply to return a new instance with the same input parameters.

get

Return the current value of the metric.

revert

Revert the metric.

Parameters

• y_true
• y_pred
• sample_weight – defaults to 1.0
update

Update the metric.

Parameters

• y_true
• y_pred
• sample_weight – defaults to 1.0
works_with

Indicates whether or not a metric can work with a given model.

Parameters

• model