components

EvalML component classes.

Package Contents

Classes Summary

ARIMARegressor

Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average Model. The three parameters (p, d, q) are the AR order, the degree of differencing, and the MA order. More information here: https://www.statsmodels.org/devel/generated/statsmodels.tsa.arima_model.ARIMA.html.

BaselineClassifier

Classifier that predicts using the specified strategy.

BaselineRegressor

Baseline regressor that uses a simple strategy to make predictions. This is useful as a simple baseline regressor to compare with other regressors.

CatBoostClassifier

CatBoost Classifier, a classifier that uses gradient-boosting on decision trees. CatBoost is an open-source library and natively supports categorical features.

CatBoostRegressor

CatBoost Regressor, a regressor that uses gradient-boosting on decision trees. CatBoost is an open-source library and natively supports categorical features.

ComponentBase

Base class for all components.

ComponentBaseMeta

Metaclass that overrides creating a new component by wrapping methods with validators and setters.

DateTimeFeaturizer

Transformer that can automatically extract features from datetime columns.

DecisionTreeClassifier

Decision Tree Classifier.

DecisionTreeRegressor

Decision Tree Regressor.

DelayedFeatureTransformer

Transformer that delays input features and target variable for time series problems.

DFSTransformer

Featuretools DFS component that generates features for the input features.

DropColumns

Drops specified columns in input data.

DropNullColumns

Transformer to drop features whose percentage of NaN values exceeds a specified threshold.

DropRowsTransformer

Transformer to drop rows specified by row indices.

ElasticNetClassifier

Elastic Net Classifier. Uses Logistic Regression with elasticnet penalty as the base estimator.

ElasticNetRegressor

Elastic Net Regressor.

EmailFeaturizer

Transformer that can automatically extract features from emails.

Estimator

A component that fits and predicts given data.

ExtraTreesClassifier

Extra Trees Classifier.

ExtraTreesRegressor

Extra Trees Regressor.

FeatureSelector

Selects top features based on importance weights.

Imputer

Imputes missing data according to a specified imputation strategy.

KNeighborsClassifier

K-Nearest Neighbors Classifier.

LightGBMClassifier

LightGBM Classifier.

LightGBMRegressor

LightGBM Regressor.

LinearDiscriminantAnalysis

Reduces the number of features by using Linear Discriminant Analysis.

LinearRegressor

Linear Regressor.

LogisticRegressionClassifier

Logistic Regression Classifier.

LogTransformer

Applies a log transformation to the target data.

LSA

Transformer to calculate the Latent Semantic Analysis Values of text input.

OneHotEncoder

A transformer that encodes categorical features in a one-hot numeric array.

Oversampler

SMOTE Oversampler component. Will automatically select whether to use SMOTE, SMOTEN, or SMOTENC based on inputs to the component.

PCA

Reduces the number of features by using Principal Component Analysis (PCA).

PerColumnImputer

Imputes missing data according to a specified imputation strategy per column.

PolynomialDetrender

Removes trends from time series by fitting a polynomial to the data.

ProphetRegressor

Prophet is a procedure for forecasting time series data based on an additive model where non-linear trends are fit with yearly, weekly, and daily seasonality, plus holiday effects. It works best with time series that have strong seasonal effects and several seasons of historical data. Prophet is robust to missing data and shifts in the trend, and typically handles outliers well.

RandomForestClassifier

Random Forest Classifier.

RandomForestRegressor

Random Forest Regressor.

RFClassifierSelectFromModel

Selects top features based on importance weights using a Random Forest classifier.

RFRegressorSelectFromModel

Selects top features based on importance weights using a Random Forest regressor.

SelectByType

Selects columns by specified Woodwork logical type or semantic tag in input data.

SelectColumns

Selects specified columns in input data.

SimpleImputer

Imputes missing data according to a specified imputation strategy.

SklearnStackedEnsembleClassifier

Scikit-learn Stacked Ensemble Classifier.

SklearnStackedEnsembleRegressor

Scikit-learn Stacked Ensemble Regressor.

StandardScaler

A transformer that standardizes input features by removing the mean and scaling to unit variance.

SVMClassifier

Support Vector Machine Classifier.

SVMRegressor

Support Vector Machine Regressor.

TargetEncoder

A transformer that encodes categorical features into target encodings.

TargetImputer

Imputes missing target data according to a specified imputation strategy.

TextFeaturizer

Transformer that can automatically featurize text columns using featuretools’ nlp_primitives.

TimeSeriesBaselineEstimator

Time series estimator that predicts using the naive forecasting approach.

Transformer

A component that may or may not need fitting that transforms data. These components are used before an estimator.

Undersampler

Initializes an undersampling transformer to downsample the majority classes in the dataset.

URLFeaturizer

Transformer that can automatically extract features from URL.

XGBoostClassifier

XGBoost Classifier.

XGBoostRegressor

XGBoost Regressor.

Contents

class evalml.pipelines.components.ARIMARegressor(date_index=None, trend=None, start_p=2, d=0, start_q=2, max_p=5, max_d=2, max_q=5, seasonal=True, n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average Model. The three parameters (p, d, q) are the AR order, the degree of differencing, and the MA order. More information here: https://www.statsmodels.org/devel/generated/statsmodels.tsa.arima_model.ARIMA.html.

Currently ARIMARegressor isn’t supported via conda install. It’s recommended that it be installed via PyPI.

Parameters
  • date_index (str) – Specifies the name of the column in X that provides the datetime objects. Defaults to None.

  • trend (str) – Controls the deterministic trend. Options are [‘n’, ‘c’, ‘t’, ‘ct’] where ‘c’ is a constant term, ‘t’ indicates a linear trend, and ‘ct’ is both. Can also be an iterable when defining a polynomial, such as [1, 1, 0, 1].

  • start_p (int) – Minimum Autoregressive order. Defaults to 2.

  • d (int) – Minimum Differencing degree. Defaults to 0.

  • start_q (int) – Minimum Moving Average order. Defaults to 2.

  • max_p (int) – Maximum Autoregressive order. Defaults to 5.

  • max_d (int) – Maximum Differencing degree. Defaults to 2.

  • max_q (int) – Maximum Moving Average order. Defaults to 5.

  • seasonal (boolean) – Whether to fit a seasonal model to ARIMA. Defaults to True.

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Non-negative integer describing level of parallelism used for pipelines. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “start_p”: Integer(1, 3), “d”: Integer(0, 2), “start_q”: Integer(1, 3), “max_p”: Integer(3, 10), “max_d”: Integer(2, 5), “max_q”: Integer(3, 10), “seasonal”: [True, False],}

model_family

ModelFamily.ARIMA

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

ARIMA Regressor

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_REGRESSION]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns array of 0’s with a length of 1 as feature_importance is not defined for ARIMA regressor.

fit

Fits ARIMA regressor to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using fitted ARIMA regressor.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns array of 0’s with a length of 1 as feature_importance is not defined for ARIMA regressor.

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits ARIMA regressor to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

Raises

ValueError – If X was passed to fit but not passed in predict.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X, y=None)[source]

Make predictions using fitted ARIMA regressor.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

ValueError – If X was passed to fit but not passed in predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.BaselineClassifier(strategy='mode', random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Classifier that predicts using the specified strategy.

This is useful as a simple baseline classifier to compare with other classifiers.

Parameters
  • strategy (str) – Method used to predict. Valid options are “mode”, “random” and “random_weighted”. Defaults to “mode”.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.BASELINE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Baseline Classifier

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ProblemTypes.BINARY, ProblemTypes.MULTICLASS]

Methods

classes_

Returns class labels. Will return None before fitting.

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns importance associated with each feature. Since baseline classifiers do not use input features to calculate predictions, returns an array of zeroes.

fit

Fits baseline classifier component to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using the baseline classification strategy.

predict_proba

Make prediction probabilities using the baseline classification strategy.

save

Saves component at file path.

property classes_(self)

Returns class labels. Will return None before fitting.

Returns

Class names

Return type

list[str] or list(float)

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns importance associated with each feature. Since baseline classifiers do not use input features to calculate predictions, returns an array of zeroes.

Returns

An array of zeroes

Return type

np.ndarray (float)

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits baseline classifier component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

Raises

ValueError – If y is None.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)[source]

Make predictions using the baseline classification strategy.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

predict_proba(self, X)[source]

Make prediction probabilities using the baseline classification strategy.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted probability values.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.BaselineRegressor(strategy='mean', random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Baseline regressor that uses a simple strategy to make predictions. This is useful as a simple baseline regressor to compare with other regressors.

Parameters
  • strategy (str) – Method used to predict. Valid options are “mean”, “median”. Defaults to “mean”.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.BASELINE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Baseline Regressor

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.REGRESSION, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_REGRESSION,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns importance associated with each feature. Since baseline regressors do not use input features to calculate predictions, returns an array of zeroes.

fit

Fits baseline regression component to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using the baseline regression strategy.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns importance associated with each feature. Since baseline regressors do not use input features to calculate predictions, returns an array of zeroes.

Returns

An array of zeroes.

Return type

np.ndarray (float)

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits baseline regression component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

Raises

ValueError – If input y is None.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)[source]

Make predictions using the baseline regression strategy.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.CatBoostClassifier(n_estimators=10, eta=0.03, max_depth=6, bootstrap_type=None, silent=True, allow_writing_files=False, random_seed=0, n_jobs=- 1, **kwargs)[source]

CatBoost Classifier, a classifier that uses gradient-boosting on decision trees. CatBoost is an open-source library and natively supports categorical features.

For more information, check out https://catboost.ai/

Parameters
  • n_estimators (float) – The maximum number of trees to build. Defaults to 10.

  • eta (float) – The learning rate. Defaults to 0.03.

  • max_depth (int) – The maximum tree depth for base learners. Defaults to 6.

  • bootstrap_type (string) – Defines the method for sampling the weights of objects. Available methods are ‘Bayesian’, ‘Bernoulli’, ‘MVS’. Defaults to None.

  • silent (boolean) – Whether to use the “silent” logging mode. Defaults to True.

  • allow_writing_files (boolean) – Whether to allow writing snapshot files while training. Defaults to False.

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Number of jobs to run in parallel. -1 uses all processes. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “n_estimators”: Integer(4, 100), “eta”: Real(0.000001, 1), “max_depth”: Integer(4, 10),}

model_family

ModelFamily.CATBOOST

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

CatBoost Classifier

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.BINARY, ProblemTypes.MULTICLASS, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_BINARY, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_MULTICLASS,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Feature importance of fitted CatBoost classifier.

fit

Fits CatBoost classifier component to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using the fitted CatBoost classifier.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Feature importance of fitted CatBoost classifier.

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits CatBoost classifier component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)[source]

Make predictions using the fitted CatBoost classifier.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.CatBoostRegressor(n_estimators=10, eta=0.03, max_depth=6, bootstrap_type=None, silent=False, allow_writing_files=False, random_seed=0, n_jobs=- 1, **kwargs)[source]

CatBoost Regressor, a regressor that uses gradient-boosting on decision trees. CatBoost is an open-source library and natively supports categorical features.

For more information, check out https://catboost.ai/

Parameters
  • n_estimators (float) – The maximum number of trees to build. Defaults to 10.

  • eta (float) – The learning rate. Defaults to 0.03.

  • max_depth (int) – The maximum tree depth for base learners. Defaults to 6.

  • bootstrap_type (string) – Defines the method for sampling the weights of objects. Available methods are ‘Bayesian’, ‘Bernoulli’, ‘MVS’. Defaults to None.

  • silent (boolean) – Whether to use the “silent” logging mode. Defaults to True.

  • allow_writing_files (boolean) – Whether to allow writing snapshot files while training. Defaults to False.

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Number of jobs to run in parallel. -1 uses all processes. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “n_estimators”: Integer(4, 100), “eta”: Real(0.000001, 1), “max_depth”: Integer(4, 10),}

model_family

ModelFamily.CATBOOST

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

CatBoost Regressor

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.REGRESSION, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_REGRESSION,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Feature importance of fitted CatBoost regressor.

fit

Fits CatBoost regressor component to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Feature importance of fitted CatBoost regressor.

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits CatBoost regressor component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.ComponentBase(parameters=None, component_obj=None, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Base class for all components.

Parameters
  • parameters (dict) – Dictionary of parameters for the component. Defaults to None.

  • component_obj (obj) – Third-party objects useful in component implementation. Defaults to None.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits component to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

model_family

Returns ModelFamily of this component.

modifies_features

Returns whether this component modifies (subsets or transforms) the features variable during transform.

modifies_target

Returns whether this component modifies (subsets or transforms) the target variable during transform.

name

Returns string name of this component.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)[source]

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)[source]

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features]

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples]

Returns

self

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If component does not have a fit method or a component_obj that implements fit.

static load(file_path)[source]

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

property model_family(cls)

Returns ModelFamily of this component.

property modifies_features(cls)

Returns whether this component modifies (subsets or transforms) the features variable during transform.

For Estimator objects, this attribute determines if the return value from predict or predict_proba should be used as features or targets.

property modifies_target(cls)

Returns whether this component modifies (subsets or transforms) the target variable during transform.

For Estimator objects, this attribute determines if the return value from predict or predict_proba should be used as features or targets.

property name(cls)

Returns string name of this component.

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)[source]

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.ComponentBaseMeta[source]

Metaclass that overrides creating a new component by wrapping methods with validators and setters.

Attributes

FIT_METHODS

[‘fit’, ‘fit_transform’]

METHODS_TO_CHECK

[‘predict’, ‘predict_proba’, ‘transform’, ‘inverse_transform’]

PROPERTIES_TO_CHECK

[‘feature_importance’]

Methods

check_for_fit

check_for_fit wraps a method that validates if self._is_fitted is True.

register

Register a virtual subclass of an ABC.

set_fit

Wrapper for the fit method.

classmethod check_for_fit(cls, method)[source]

check_for_fit wraps a method that validates if self._is_fitted is True.

It raises an exception if False and calls and returns the wrapped method if True.

Parameters

method (callable) – Method to wrap.

Returns

The wrapped method.

Raises

ComponentNotYetFittedError – If component is not yet fitted.

register(cls, subclass)

Register a virtual subclass of an ABC.

Returns the subclass, to allow usage as a class decorator.

classmethod set_fit(cls, method)

Wrapper for the fit method.

class evalml.pipelines.components.DateTimeFeaturizer(features_to_extract=None, encode_as_categories=False, date_index=None, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Transformer that can automatically extract features from datetime columns.

Parameters
  • features_to_extract (list) – List of features to extract. Valid options include “year”, “month”, “day_of_week”, “hour”. Defaults to None.

  • encode_as_categories (bool) – Whether day-of-week and month features should be encoded as pandas “category” dtype. This allows OneHotEncoders to encode these features. Defaults to False.

  • date_index (str) – Name of the column containing the datetime information used to order the data. Ignored.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

DateTime Featurization Component

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fit the datetime featurizer component.

fit_transform

Fits on X and transforms X.

get_feature_names

Gets the categories of each datetime feature.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms data X by creating new features using existing DateTime columns, and then dropping those DateTime columns.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fit the datetime featurizer component.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Input features.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Target data. Ignored.

Returns

self

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fits on X and transforms X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to fit and transform.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If transformer does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform.

get_feature_names(self)[source]

Gets the categories of each datetime feature.

Returns

Dictionary, where each key-value pair is a column name and a dictionary

mapping the unique feature values to their integer encoding.

Return type

dict

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Transforms data X by creating new features using existing DateTime columns, and then dropping those DateTime columns.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Input features.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Ignored.

Returns

Transformed X

Return type

pd.DataFrame

class evalml.pipelines.components.DecisionTreeClassifier(criterion='gini', max_features='auto', max_depth=6, min_samples_split=2, min_weight_fraction_leaf=0.0, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Decision Tree Classifier.

Parameters
  • criterion ({"gini", "entropy"}) – The function to measure the quality of a split. Supported criteria are “gini” for the Gini impurity and “entropy” for the information gain. Defaults to “gini”.

  • max_features (int, float or {"auto", "sqrt", "log2"}) –

    The number of features to consider when looking for the best split:

    • If int, then consider max_features features at each split.

    • If float, then max_features is a fraction and int(max_features * n_features) features are considered at each split.

    • If “auto”, then max_features=sqrt(n_features).

    • If “sqrt”, then max_features=sqrt(n_features).

    • If “log2”, then max_features=log2(n_features).

    • If None, then max_features = n_features.

    The search for a split does not stop until at least one valid partition of the node samples is found, even if it requires to effectively inspect more than max_features features. Defaults to “auto”.

  • max_depth (int) – The maximum depth of the tree. Defaults to 6.

  • min_samples_split (int or float) –

    The minimum number of samples required to split an internal node:

    • If int, then consider min_samples_split as the minimum number.

    • If float, then min_samples_split is a fraction and ceil(min_samples_split * n_samples) are the minimum number of samples for each split.

    Defaults to 2.

  • min_weight_fraction_leaf (float) – The minimum weighted fraction of the sum total of weights (of all the input samples) required to be at a leaf node. Defaults to 0.0.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “criterion”: [“gini”, “entropy”], “max_features”: [“auto”, “sqrt”, “log2”], “max_depth”: Integer(4, 10),}

model_family

ModelFamily.DECISION_TREE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Decision Tree Classifier

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.BINARY, ProblemTypes.MULTICLASS, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_BINARY, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_MULTICLASS,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns importance associated with each feature.

fit

Fits estimator to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns importance associated with each feature.

Returns

Importance associated with each feature.

Return type

np.ndarray

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a feature_importance method or a component_obj that implements feature_importance.

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits estimator to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.DecisionTreeRegressor(criterion='mse', max_features='auto', max_depth=6, min_samples_split=2, min_weight_fraction_leaf=0.0, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Decision Tree Regressor.

Parameters
  • criterion ({"mse", "friedman_mse", "mae", "poisson"}) –

    The function to measure the quality of a split. Supported criteria are:

    • ”mse” for the mean squared error, which is equal to variance reduction as feature selection criterion and minimizes the L2 loss using the mean of each terminal node

    • ”friedman_mse”, which uses mean squared error with Friedman”s improvement score for potential splits

    • ”mae” for the mean absolute error, which minimizes the L1 loss using the median of each terminal node,

    • ”poisson” which uses reduction in Poisson deviance to find splits.

  • max_features (int, float or {"auto", "sqrt", "log2"}) –

    The number of features to consider when looking for the best split:

    • If int, then consider max_features features at each split.

    • If float, then max_features is a fraction and int(max_features * n_features) features are considered at each split.

    • If “auto”, then max_features=sqrt(n_features).

    • If “sqrt”, then max_features=sqrt(n_features).

    • If “log2”, then max_features=log2(n_features).

    • If None, then max_features = n_features.

    The search for a split does not stop until at least one valid partition of the node samples is found, even if it requires to effectively inspect more than max_features features.

  • max_depth (int) – The maximum depth of the tree. Defaults to 6.

  • min_samples_split (int or float) –

    The minimum number of samples required to split an internal node:

    • If int, then consider min_samples_split as the minimum number.

    • If float, then min_samples_split is a fraction and ceil(min_samples_split * n_samples) are the minimum number of samples for each split.

    Defaults to 2.

  • min_weight_fraction_leaf (float) – The minimum weighted fraction of the sum total of weights (of all the input samples) required to be at a leaf node. Defaults to 0.0.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “criterion”: [“mse”, “friedman_mse”, “mae”], “max_features”: [“auto”, “sqrt”, “log2”], “max_depth”: Integer(4, 10),}

model_family

ModelFamily.DECISION_TREE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Decision Tree Regressor

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.REGRESSION, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_REGRESSION,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns importance associated with each feature.

fit

Fits estimator to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns importance associated with each feature.

Returns

Importance associated with each feature.

Return type

np.ndarray

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a feature_importance method or a component_obj that implements feature_importance.

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits estimator to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.DelayedFeatureTransformer(date_index=None, max_delay=2, gap=0, forecast_horizon=1, delay_features=True, delay_target=True, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Transformer that delays input features and target variable for time series problems.

Parameters
  • date_index (str) – Name of the column containing the datetime information used to order the data. Ignored.

  • max_delay (int) – Maximum number of time units to delay each feature. Defaults to 2.

  • forecast_horizon (int) – The number of time periods the pipeline is expected to forecast.

  • delay_features (bool) – Whether to delay the input features. Defaults to True.

  • delay_target (bool) – Whether to delay the target. Defaults to True.

  • gap (int) – The number of time units between when the features are collected and when the target is collected. For example, if you are predicting the next time step’s target, gap=1. This is only needed because when gap=0, we need to be sure to start the lagging of the target variable at 1. Defaults to 1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. This transformer performs the same regardless of the random seed provided.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Delayed Feature Transformer

needs_fitting

False

target_colname_prefix

target_delay_{}

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits the DelayFeatureTransformer.

fit_transform

Fit the component and transform the input data.

load

Loads component at file path.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Computes the delayed features for all features in X and y.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits the DelayFeatureTransformer.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame or np.ndarray) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features]

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples]

Returns

self

fit_transform(self, X, y)[source]

Fit the component and transform the input data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame or None) – Data to transform. None is expected when only the target variable is being used.

  • y (pd.Series, or None) – Target.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Computes the delayed features for all features in X and y.

For each feature in X, it will add a column to the output dataframe for each delay in the (inclusive) range [1, max_delay]. The values of each delayed feature are simply the original feature shifted forward in time by the delay amount. For example, a delay of 3 units means that the feature value at row n will be taken from the n-3rd row of that feature

If y is not None, it will also compute the delayed values for the target variable.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame or None) – Data to transform. None is expected when only the target variable is being used.

  • y (pd.Series, or None) – Target.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

class evalml.pipelines.components.DFSTransformer(index='index', random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Featuretools DFS component that generates features for the input features.

Parameters
  • index (string) – The name of the column that contains the indices. If no column with this name exists, then featuretools.EntitySet() creates a column with this name to serve as the index column. Defaults to ‘index’.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

DFS Transformer

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits the DFSTransformer Transformer component.

fit_transform

Fits on X and transforms X.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Computes the feature matrix for the input X using featuretools’ dfs algorithm.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits the DFSTransformer Transformer component.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame, np.array) – The input data to transform, of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fits on X and transforms X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to fit and transform.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If transformer does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Computes the feature matrix for the input X using featuretools’ dfs algorithm.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame or np.ndarray) – The input training data to transform. Has shape [n_samples, n_features]

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Ignored.

Returns

Feature matrix

Return type

pd.DataFrame

class evalml.pipelines.components.DropColumns(columns=None, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Drops specified columns in input data.

Parameters
  • columns (list(string)) – List of column names, used to determine which columns to drop.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Drop Columns Transformer

needs_fitting

False

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits the transformer by checking if column names are present in the dataset.

fit_transform

Fits on X and transforms X.

load

Loads component at file path.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms data X by dropping columns.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits the transformer by checking if column names are present in the dataset.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to check.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Targets.

Returns

self

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fits on X and transforms X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to fit and transform.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If transformer does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Transforms data X by dropping columns.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to transform.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Targets.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

class evalml.pipelines.components.DropNullColumns(pct_null_threshold=1.0, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Transformer to drop features whose percentage of NaN values exceeds a specified threshold.

Parameters
  • pct_null_threshold (float) – The percentage of NaN values in an input feature to drop. Must be a value between [0, 1] inclusive. If equal to 0.0, will drop columns with any null values. If equal to 1.0, will drop columns with all null values. Defaults to 0.95.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Drop Null Columns Transformer

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits component to data.

fit_transform

Fits on X and transforms X.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms data X by dropping columns that exceed the threshold of null values.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fits on X and transforms X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to fit and transform.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If transformer does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Transforms data X by dropping columns that exceed the threshold of null values.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to transform

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Ignored.

Returns

Transformed X

Return type

pd.DataFrame

class evalml.pipelines.components.DropRowsTransformer(indices_to_drop=None, random_seed=0)[source]

Transformer to drop rows specified by row indices.

Parameters
  • indices_to_drop (list) – List of indices to drop in the input data. Defaults to None.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Is not used by this component. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

True

name

Drop Rows Transformer

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits component to data.

fit_transform

Fits on X and transforms X.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms data using fitted component.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

Raises

ValueError – If indices to drop do not exist in input features or target.

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fits on X and transforms X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to fit and transform.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If transformer does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Transforms data using fitted component.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Target data.

Returns

Data with row indices dropped.

Return type

(pd.DataFrame, pd.Series)

class evalml.pipelines.components.ElasticNetClassifier(penalty='elasticnet', C=1.0, l1_ratio=0.15, multi_class='auto', solver='saga', n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Elastic Net Classifier. Uses Logistic Regression with elasticnet penalty as the base estimator.

Parameters
  • penalty ({"l1", "l2", "elasticnet", "none"}) – The norm used in penalization. Defaults to “elasticnet”.

  • C (float) – Inverse of regularization strength. Must be a positive float. Defaults to 1.0.

  • l1_ratio (float) – The mixing parameter, with 0 <= l1_ratio <= 1. Only used if penalty=’elasticnet’. Setting l1_ratio=0 is equivalent to using penalty=’l2’, while setting l1_ratio=1 is equivalent to using penalty=’l1’. For 0 < l1_ratio <1, the penalty is a combination of L1 and L2. Defaults to 0.15.

  • multi_class ({"auto", "ovr", "multinomial"}) – If the option chosen is “ovr”, then a binary problem is fit for each label. For “multinomial” the loss minimised is the multinomial loss fit across the entire probability distribution, even when the data is binary. “multinomial” is unavailable when solver=”liblinear”. “auto” selects “ovr” if the data is binary, or if solver=”liblinear”, and otherwise selects “multinomial”. Defaults to “auto”.

  • solver ({"newton-cg", "lbfgs", "liblinear", "sag", "saga"}) –

    Algorithm to use in the optimization problem. For small datasets, “liblinear” is a good choice, whereas “sag” and “saga” are faster for large ones. For multiclass problems, only “newton-cg”, “sag”, “saga” and “lbfgs” handle multinomial loss; “liblinear” is limited to one-versus-rest schemes.

    • ”newton-cg”, “lbfgs”, “sag” and “saga” handle L2 or no penalty

    • ”liblinear” and “saga” also handle L1 penalty

    • ”saga” also supports “elasticnet” penalty

    • ”liblinear” does not support setting penalty=’none’

    Defaults to “saga”.

  • n_jobs (int) – Number of parallel threads used to run xgboost. Note that creating thread contention will significantly slow down the algorithm. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “C”: Real(0.01, 10), “l1_ratio”: Real(0, 1)}

model_family

ModelFamily.LINEAR_MODEL

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Elastic Net Classifier

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.BINARY, ProblemTypes.MULTICLASS, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_BINARY, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_MULTICLASS,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Feature importance for fitted ElasticNet classifier.

fit

Fits ElasticNet classifier component to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Feature importance for fitted ElasticNet classifier.

fit(self, X, y)[source]

Fits ElasticNet classifier component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.ElasticNetRegressor(alpha=0.0001, l1_ratio=0.15, max_iter=1000, normalize=False, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Elastic Net Regressor.

Parameters
  • alpha (float) – Constant that multiplies the penalty terms. Defaults to 0.0001.

  • l1_ratio (float) – The mixing parameter, with 0 <= l1_ratio <= 1. Only used if penalty=’elasticnet’. Setting l1_ratio=0 is equivalent to using penalty=’l2’, while setting l1_ratio=1 is equivalent to using penalty=’l1’. For 0 < l1_ratio <1, the penalty is a combination of L1 and L2. Defaults to 0.15.

  • max_iter (int) – The maximum number of iterations. Defaults to 1000.

  • normalize (boolean) – If True, the regressors will be normalized before regression by subtracting the mean and dividing by the l2-norm. Defaults to False.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “alpha”: Real(0, 1), “l1_ratio”: Real(0, 1),}

model_family

ModelFamily.LINEAR_MODEL

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Elastic Net Regressor

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.REGRESSION, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_REGRESSION,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Feature importance for fitted ElasticNet regressor.

fit

Fits estimator to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Feature importance for fitted ElasticNet regressor.

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits estimator to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.EmailFeaturizer(random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Transformer that can automatically extract features from emails.

Parameters

random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Email Featurizer

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits component to data.

fit_transform

Fits on X and transforms X.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms data X.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features]

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples]

Returns

self

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If component does not have a fit method or a component_obj that implements fit.

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fits on X and transforms X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to fit and transform.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If transformer does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)

Transforms data X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to transform.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If transformer does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform.

class evalml.pipelines.components.Estimator(parameters=None, component_obj=None, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

A component that fits and predicts given data.

To implement a new Estimator, define your own class which is a subclass of Estimator, including a name and a list of acceptable ranges for any parameters to be tuned during the automl search (hyperparameters). Define an __init__ method which sets up any necessary state and objects. Make sure your __init__ only uses standard keyword arguments and calls super().__init__() with a parameters dict. You may also override the fit, transform, fit_transform and other methods in this class if appropriate.

To see some examples, check out the definitions of any Estimator component subclass.

Parameters
  • parameters (dict) – Dictionary of parameters for the component. Defaults to None.

  • component_obj (obj) – Third-party objects useful in component implementation. Defaults to None.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

predict_uses_y

False

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns importance associated with each feature.

fit

Fits estimator to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

name

Returns string name of this component.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

supported_problem_types

Problem types this estimator supports.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns importance associated with each feature.

Returns

Importance associated with each feature.

Return type

np.ndarray

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a feature_importance method or a component_obj that implements feature_importance.

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits estimator to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

property name(cls)

Returns string name of this component.

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)[source]

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)[source]

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

property supported_problem_types(cls)

Problem types this estimator supports.

class evalml.pipelines.components.ExtraTreesClassifier(n_estimators=100, max_features='auto', max_depth=6, min_samples_split=2, min_weight_fraction_leaf=0.0, n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Extra Trees Classifier.

Parameters
  • n_estimators (float) – The number of trees in the forest. Defaults to 100.

  • max_features (int, float or {"auto", "sqrt", "log2"}) –

    The number of features to consider when looking for the best split:

    • If int, then consider max_features features at each split.

    • If float, then max_features is a fraction and int(max_features * n_features) features are considered at each split.

    • If “auto”, then max_features=sqrt(n_features).

    • If “sqrt”, then max_features=sqrt(n_features).

    • If “log2”, then max_features=log2(n_features).

    • If None, then max_features = n_features.

    The search for a split does not stop until at least one valid partition of the node samples is found, even if it requires to effectively inspect more than max_features features. Defaults to “auto”.

  • max_depth (int) – The maximum depth of the tree. Defaults to 6.

  • min_samples_split (int or float) –

    The minimum number of samples required to split an internal node:

    • If int, then consider min_samples_split as the minimum number.

    • If float, then min_samples_split is a fraction and ceil(min_samples_split * n_samples) are the minimum number of samples for each split.

  • to 2. (Defaults) –

  • min_weight_fraction_leaf (float) – The minimum weighted fraction of the sum total of weights (of all the input samples) required to be at a leaf node. Defaults to 0.0.

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Number of jobs to run in parallel. -1 uses all processes. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “n_estimators”: Integer(10, 1000), “max_features”: [“auto”, “sqrt”, “log2”], “max_depth”: Integer(4, 10),}

model_family

ModelFamily.EXTRA_TREES

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Extra Trees Classifier

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.BINARY, ProblemTypes.MULTICLASS, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_BINARY, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_MULTICLASS,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns importance associated with each feature.

fit

Fits estimator to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns importance associated with each feature.

Returns

Importance associated with each feature.

Return type

np.ndarray

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a feature_importance method or a component_obj that implements feature_importance.

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits estimator to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.ExtraTreesRegressor(n_estimators=100, max_features='auto', max_depth=6, min_samples_split=2, min_weight_fraction_leaf=0.0, n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Extra Trees Regressor.

Parameters
  • n_estimators (float) – The number of trees in the forest. Defaults to 100.

  • max_features (int, float or {"auto", "sqrt", "log2"}) –

    The number of features to consider when looking for the best split:

    • If int, then consider max_features features at each split.

    • If float, then max_features is a fraction and int(max_features * n_features) features are considered at each split.

    • If “auto”, then max_features=sqrt(n_features).

    • If “sqrt”, then max_features=sqrt(n_features).

    • If “log2”, then max_features=log2(n_features).

    • If None, then max_features = n_features.

    The search for a split does not stop until at least one valid partition of the node samples is found, even if it requires to effectively inspect more than max_features features. Defaults to “auto”.

  • max_depth (int) – The maximum depth of the tree. Defaults to 6.

  • min_samples_split (int or float) –

    The minimum number of samples required to split an internal node:

    • If int, then consider min_samples_split as the minimum number.

    • If float, then min_samples_split is a fraction and ceil(min_samples_split * n_samples) are the minimum number of samples for each split.

  • to 2. (Defaults) –

  • min_weight_fraction_leaf (float) – The minimum weighted fraction of the sum total of weights (of all the input samples) required to be at a leaf node. Defaults to 0.0.

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Number of jobs to run in parallel. -1 uses all processes. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “n_estimators”: Integer(10, 1000), “max_features”: [“auto”, “sqrt”, “log2”], “max_depth”: Integer(4, 10),}

model_family

ModelFamily.EXTRA_TREES

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Extra Trees Regressor

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.REGRESSION, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_REGRESSION,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns importance associated with each feature.

fit

Fits estimator to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns importance associated with each feature.

Returns

Importance associated with each feature.

Return type

np.ndarray

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a feature_importance method or a component_obj that implements feature_importance.

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits estimator to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.FeatureSelector(parameters=None, component_obj=None, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Selects top features based on importance weights.

Parameters
  • parameters (dict) – Dictionary of parameters for the component. Defaults to None.

  • component_obj (obj) – Third-party objects useful in component implementation. Defaults to None.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits component to data.

fit_transform

Fit and transform data using the feature selector.

get_names

Get names of selected features.

load

Loads component at file path.

name

Returns string name of this component.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms input data by selecting features. If the component_obj does not have a transform method, will raise an MethodPropertyNotFoundError exception.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features]

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples]

Returns

self

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If component does not have a fit method or a component_obj that implements fit.

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fit and transform data using the feature selector.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

Transformed data.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

get_names(self)[source]

Get names of selected features.

Returns

List of the names of features selected.

Return type

list[str]

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

property name(cls)

Returns string name of this component.

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Transforms input data by selecting features. If the component_obj does not have a transform method, will raise an MethodPropertyNotFoundError exception.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to transform.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Target data. Ignored.

Returns

Transformed X

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If feature selector does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform

class evalml.pipelines.components.Imputer(categorical_impute_strategy='most_frequent', categorical_fill_value=None, numeric_impute_strategy='mean', numeric_fill_value=None, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Imputes missing data according to a specified imputation strategy.

Parameters
  • categorical_impute_strategy (string) – Impute strategy to use for string, object, boolean, categorical dtypes. Valid values include “most_frequent” and “constant”.

  • numeric_impute_strategy (string) – Impute strategy to use for numeric columns. Valid values include “mean”, “median”, “most_frequent”, and “constant”.

  • categorical_fill_value (string) – When categorical_impute_strategy == “constant”, fill_value is used to replace missing data. The default value of None will fill with the string “missing_value”.

  • numeric_fill_value (int, float) – When numeric_impute_strategy == “constant”, fill_value is used to replace missing data. The default value of None will fill with 0.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “categorical_impute_strategy”: [“most_frequent”], “numeric_impute_strategy”: [“mean”, “median”, “most_frequent”],}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Imputer

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits imputer to data. ‘None’ values are converted to np.nan before imputation and are treated as the same.

fit_transform

Fits on X and transforms X.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms data X by imputing missing values. ‘None’ values are converted to np.nan before imputation and are treated as the same.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits imputer to data. ‘None’ values are converted to np.nan before imputation and are treated as the same.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame, np.ndarray) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features]

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples]

Returns

self

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fits on X and transforms X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to fit and transform.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If transformer does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Transforms data X by imputing missing values. ‘None’ values are converted to np.nan before imputation and are treated as the same.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to transform

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Ignored.

Returns

Transformed X

Return type

pd.DataFrame

class evalml.pipelines.components.KNeighborsClassifier(n_neighbors=5, weights='uniform', algorithm='auto', leaf_size=30, p=2, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

K-Nearest Neighbors Classifier.

Parameters
  • n_neighbors (int) – Number of neighbors to use by default. Defaults to 5.

  • weights ({‘uniform’, ‘distance’} or callable) –

    Weight function used in prediction. Can be:

    • ‘uniform’ : uniform weights. All points in each neighborhood are weighted equally.

    • ‘distance’ : weight points by the inverse of their distance. in this case, closer neighbors of a query point will have a greater influence than neighbors which are further away.

    • [callable] : a user-defined function which accepts an array of distances, and returns an array of the same shape containing the weights.

    Defaults to “uniform”.

  • algorithm ({‘auto’, ‘ball_tree’, ‘kd_tree’, ‘brute’}) –

    Algorithm used to compute the nearest neighbors:

    • ‘ball_tree’ will use BallTree

    • ‘kd_tree’ will use KDTree

    • ‘brute’ will use a brute-force search.

    ‘auto’ will attempt to decide the most appropriate algorithm based on the values passed to fit method. Defaults to “auto”. Note: fitting on sparse input will override the setting of this parameter, using brute force.

  • leaf_size (int) – Leaf size passed to BallTree or KDTree. This can affect the speed of the construction and query, as well as the memory required to store the tree. The optimal value depends on the nature of the problem. Defaults to 30.

  • p (int) – Power parameter for the Minkowski metric. When p = 1, this is equivalent to using manhattan_distance (l1), and euclidean_distance (l2) for p = 2. For arbitrary p, minkowski_distance (l_p) is used. Defaults to 2.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “n_neighbors”: Integer(2, 12), “weights”: [“uniform”, “distance”], “algorithm”: [“auto”, “ball_tree”, “kd_tree”, “brute”], “leaf_size”: Integer(10, 30), “p”: Integer(1, 5),}

model_family

ModelFamily.K_NEIGHBORS

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

KNN Classifier

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.BINARY, ProblemTypes.MULTICLASS, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_BINARY, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_MULTICLASS,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns array of 0’s matching the input number of features as feature_importance is not defined for KNN classifiers.

fit

Fits estimator to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns array of 0’s matching the input number of features as feature_importance is not defined for KNN classifiers.

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits estimator to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.LightGBMClassifier(boosting_type='gbdt', learning_rate=0.1, n_estimators=100, max_depth=0, num_leaves=31, min_child_samples=20, bagging_fraction=0.9, bagging_freq=0, n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

LightGBM Classifier.

Parameters
  • boosting_type (string) – Type of boosting to use. Defaults to “gbdt”. - ‘gbdt’ uses traditional Gradient Boosting Decision Tree - “dart”, uses Dropouts meet Multiple Additive Regression Trees - “goss”, uses Gradient-based One-Side Sampling - “rf”, uses Random Forest

  • learning_rate (float) – Boosting learning rate. Defaults to 0.1.

  • n_estimators (int) – Number of boosted trees to fit. Defaults to 100.

  • max_depth (int) – Maximum tree depth for base learners, <=0 means no limit. Defaults to 0.

  • num_leaves (int) – Maximum tree leaves for base learners. Defaults to 31.

  • min_child_samples (int) – Minimum number of data needed in a child (leaf). Defaults to 20.

  • bagging_fraction (float) – LightGBM will randomly select a subset of features on each iteration (tree) without resampling if this is smaller than 1.0. For example, if set to 0.8, LightGBM will select 80% of features before training each tree. This can be used to speed up training and deal with overfitting. Defaults to 0.9.

  • bagging_freq (int) – Frequency for bagging. 0 means bagging is disabled. k means perform bagging at every k iteration. Every k-th iteration, LightGBM will randomly select bagging_fraction * 100 % of the data to use for the next k iterations. Defaults to 0.

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Number of threads to run in parallel. -1 uses all threads. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “learning_rate”: Real(0.000001, 1), “boosting_type”: [“gbdt”, “dart”, “goss”, “rf”], “n_estimators”: Integer(10, 100), “max_depth”: Integer(0, 10), “num_leaves”: Integer(2, 100), “min_child_samples”: Integer(1, 100), “bagging_fraction”: Real(0.000001, 1), “bagging_freq”: Integer(0, 1),}

model_family

ModelFamily.LIGHTGBM

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

LightGBM Classifier

predict_uses_y

False

SEED_MAX

SEED_BOUNDS.max_bound

SEED_MIN

0

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.BINARY, ProblemTypes.MULTICLASS, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_BINARY, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_MULTICLASS,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns importance associated with each feature.

fit

Fits LightGBM classifier component to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using the fitted LightGBM classifier.

predict_proba

Make prediction probabilities using the fitted LightGBM classifier.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns importance associated with each feature.

Returns

Importance associated with each feature.

Return type

np.ndarray

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a feature_importance method or a component_obj that implements feature_importance.

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits LightGBM classifier component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)[source]

Make predictions using the fitted LightGBM classifier.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

predict_proba(self, X)[source]

Make prediction probabilities using the fitted LightGBM classifier.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted probability values.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.LightGBMRegressor(boosting_type='gbdt', learning_rate=0.1, n_estimators=20, max_depth=0, num_leaves=31, min_child_samples=20, bagging_fraction=0.9, bagging_freq=0, n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

LightGBM Regressor.

Parameters
  • boosting_type (string) – Type of boosting to use. Defaults to “gbdt”. - ‘gbdt’ uses traditional Gradient Boosting Decision Tree - “dart”, uses Dropouts meet Multiple Additive Regression Trees - “goss”, uses Gradient-based One-Side Sampling - “rf”, uses Random Forest

  • learning_rate (float) – Boosting learning rate. Defaults to 0.1.

  • n_estimators (int) – Number of boosted trees to fit. Defaults to 100.

  • max_depth (int) – Maximum tree depth for base learners, <=0 means no limit. Defaults to 0.

  • num_leaves (int) – Maximum tree leaves for base learners. Defaults to 31.

  • min_child_samples (int) – Minimum number of data needed in a child (leaf). Defaults to 20.

  • bagging_fraction (float) – LightGBM will randomly select a subset of features on each iteration (tree) without resampling if this is smaller than 1.0. For example, if set to 0.8, LightGBM will select 80% of features before training each tree. This can be used to speed up training and deal with overfitting. Defaults to 0.9.

  • bagging_freq (int) – Frequency for bagging. 0 means bagging is disabled. k means perform bagging at every k iteration. Every k-th iteration, LightGBM will randomly select bagging_fraction * 100 % of the data to use for the next k iterations. Defaults to 0.

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Number of threads to run in parallel. -1 uses all threads. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “learning_rate”: Real(0.000001, 1), “boosting_type”: [“gbdt”, “dart”, “goss”, “rf”], “n_estimators”: Integer(10, 100), “max_depth”: Integer(0, 10), “num_leaves”: Integer(2, 100), “min_child_samples”: Integer(1, 100), “bagging_fraction”: Real(0.000001, 1), “bagging_freq”: Integer(0, 1),}

model_family

ModelFamily.LIGHTGBM

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

LightGBM Regressor

predict_uses_y

False

SEED_MAX

SEED_BOUNDS.max_bound

SEED_MIN

0

supported_problem_types

[ProblemTypes.REGRESSION]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns importance associated with each feature.

fit

Fits LightGBM regressor to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using fitted LightGBM regressor.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns importance associated with each feature.

Returns

Importance associated with each feature.

Return type

np.ndarray

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a feature_importance method or a component_obj that implements feature_importance.

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits LightGBM regressor to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)[source]

Make predictions using fitted LightGBM regressor.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.LinearDiscriminantAnalysis(n_components=None, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Reduces the number of features by using Linear Discriminant Analysis.

Parameters
  • n_components (int) – The number of features to maintain after computation. Defaults to None.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Linear Discriminant Analysis Transformer

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits the LDA component.

fit_transform

Fit and transform data using the LDA component.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transform data using the fitted LDA component.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y)[source]

Fits the LDA component.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

Raises

ValueError – If input data is not all numeric.

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fit and transform data using the LDA component.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

Transformed data.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

ValueError – If input data is not all numeric.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Transform data using the fitted LDA component.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

Transformed data.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

ValueError – If input data is not all numeric.

class evalml.pipelines.components.LinearRegressor(fit_intercept=True, normalize=False, n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Linear Regressor.

Parameters
  • fit_intercept (boolean) – Whether to calculate the intercept for this model. If set to False, no intercept will be used in calculations (i.e. data is expected to be centered). Defaults to True.

  • normalize (boolean) – If True, the regressors will be normalized before regression by subtracting the mean and dividing by the l2-norm. This parameter is ignored when fit_intercept is set to False. Defaults to False.

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Number of jobs to run in parallel. -1 uses all threads. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “fit_intercept”: [True, False], “normalize”: [True, False]}

model_family

ModelFamily.LINEAR_MODEL

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Linear Regressor

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.REGRESSION, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_REGRESSION,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Feature importance for fitted linear regressor.

fit

Fits estimator to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Feature importance for fitted linear regressor.

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits estimator to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.LogisticRegressionClassifier(penalty='l2', C=1.0, multi_class='auto', solver='lbfgs', n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Logistic Regression Classifier.

Parameters
  • penalty ({"l1", "l2", "elasticnet", "none"}) – The norm used in penalization. Defaults to “l2”.

  • C (float) – Inverse of regularization strength. Must be a positive float. Defaults to 1.0.

  • multi_class ({"auto", "ovr", "multinomial"}) – If the option chosen is “ovr”, then a binary problem is fit for each label. For “multinomial” the loss minimised is the multinomial loss fit across the entire probability distribution, even when the data is binary. “multinomial” is unavailable when solver=”liblinear”. “auto” selects “ovr” if the data is binary, or if solver=”liblinear”, and otherwise selects “multinomial”. Defaults to “auto”.

  • solver ({"newton-cg", "lbfgs", "liblinear", "sag", "saga"}) –

    Algorithm to use in the optimization problem. For small datasets, “liblinear” is a good choice, whereas “sag” and “saga” are faster for large ones. For multiclass problems, only “newton-cg”, “sag”, “saga” and “lbfgs” handle multinomial loss; “liblinear” is limited to one-versus-rest schemes.

    • ”newton-cg”, “lbfgs”, “sag” and “saga” handle L2 or no penalty

    • ”liblinear” and “saga” also handle L1 penalty

    • ”saga” also supports “elasticnet” penalty

    • ”liblinear” does not support setting penalty=’none’

    Defaults to “lbfgs”.

  • n_jobs (int) – Number of parallel threads used to run xgboost. Note that creating thread contention will significantly slow down the algorithm. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “penalty”: [“l2”], “C”: Real(0.01, 10),}

model_family

ModelFamily.LINEAR_MODEL

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Logistic Regression Classifier

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.BINARY, ProblemTypes.MULTICLASS, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_BINARY, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_MULTICLASS,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Feature importance for fitted logistic regression classifier.

fit

Fits estimator to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Feature importance for fitted logistic regression classifier.

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits estimator to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.LogTransformer(random_seed=0)[source]

Applies a log transformation to the target data.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

False

modifies_target

True

name

Log Transformer

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits the LogTransformer.

fit_transform

Log transforms the target variable.

inverse_transform

Apply exponential to target data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Log transforms the target variable.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits the LogTransformer.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame or np.ndarray) – Ignored.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Ignored.

Returns

self

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Log transforms the target variable.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame, optional) – Ignored.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target variable to log transform.

Returns

The input features are returned without modification. The target

variable y is log transformed.

Return type

tuple of pd.DataFrame, pd.Series

inverse_transform(self, y)[source]

Apply exponential to target data.

Parameters

y (pd.Series) – Target variable.

Returns

Target with exponential applied.

Return type

pd.Series

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Log transforms the target variable.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame, optional) – Ignored.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data to log transform.

Returns

The input features are returned without modification. The target

variable y is log transformed.

Return type

tuple of pd.DataFrame, pd.Series

class evalml.pipelines.components.LSA(random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Transformer to calculate the Latent Semantic Analysis Values of text input.

Parameters

random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

LSA Transformer

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits the input data.

fit_transform

Fits on X and transforms X.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms data X by applying the LSA pipeline.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits the input data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The data to transform.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Ignored.

Returns

self

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fits on X and transforms X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to fit and transform.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If transformer does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Transforms data X by applying the LSA pipeline.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The data to transform.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Ignored.

Returns

Transformed X. The original column is removed and replaced with two columns of the

format LSA(original_column_name)[feature_number], where feature_number is 0 or 1.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

class evalml.pipelines.components.OneHotEncoder(top_n=10, features_to_encode=None, categories=None, drop='if_binary', handle_unknown='ignore', handle_missing='error', random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

A transformer that encodes categorical features in a one-hot numeric array.

Parameters
  • top_n (int) – Number of categories per column to encode. If None, all categories will be encoded. Otherwise, the n most frequent will be encoded and all others will be dropped. Defaults to 10.

  • features_to_encode (list[str]) – List of columns to encode. All other columns will remain untouched. If None, all appropriate columns will be encoded. Defaults to None.

  • categories (list) – A two dimensional list of categories, where categories[i] is a list of the categories for the column at index i. This can also be None, or “auto” if top_n is not None. Defaults to None.

  • drop (string, list) – Method (“first” or “if_binary”) to use to drop one category per feature. Can also be a list specifying which categories to drop for each feature. Defaults to ‘if_binary’.

  • handle_unknown (string) – Whether to ignore or error for unknown categories for a feature encountered during fit or transform. If either top_n or categories is used to limit the number of categories per column, this must be “ignore”. Defaults to “ignore”.

  • handle_missing (string) – Options for how to handle missing (NaN) values encountered during fit or transform. If this is set to “as_category” and NaN values are within the n most frequent, “nan” values will be encoded as their own column. If this is set to “error”, any missing values encountered will raise an error. Defaults to “error”.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

One Hot Encoder

Methods

categories

Returns a list of the unique categories to be encoded for the particular feature, in order.

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits the one-hot encoder component.

fit_transform

Fits on X and transforms X.

get_feature_names

Return feature names for the categorical features after fitting.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

One-hot encode the input data.

categories(self, feature_name)[source]

Returns a list of the unique categories to be encoded for the particular feature, in order.

Parameters

feature_name (str) – The name of any feature provided to one-hot encoder during fit.

Returns

The unique categories, in the same dtype as they were provided during fit.

Return type

np.ndarray

Raises

ValueError – If feature was not provided to one-hot encoder as a training feature.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits the one-hot encoder component.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

Raises

ValueError – If encoding a column failed.

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fits on X and transforms X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to fit and transform.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If transformer does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform.

get_feature_names(self)[source]

Return feature names for the categorical features after fitting.

Feature names are formatted as {column name}_{category name}. In the event of a duplicate name, an integer will be added at the end of the feature name to distinguish it.

For example, consider a dataframe with a column called “A” and category “x_y” and another column called “A_x” with “y”. In this example, the feature names would be “A_x_y” and “A_x_y_1”.

Returns

The feature names after encoding, provided in the same order as input_features.

Return type

np.ndarray

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

One-hot encode the input data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Features to one-hot encode.

  • y (pd.Series) – Ignored.

Returns

Transformed data, where each categorical feature has been encoded into numerical columns using one-hot encoding.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

class evalml.pipelines.components.Oversampler(sampling_ratio=0.25, sampling_ratio_dict=None, k_neighbors_default=5, n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

SMOTE Oversampler component. Will automatically select whether to use SMOTE, SMOTEN, or SMOTENC based on inputs to the component.

Parameters
  • sampling_ratio (float) – This is the goal ratio of the minority to majority class, with range (0, 1]. A value of 0.25 means we want a 1:4 ratio of the minority to majority class after oversampling. We will create the a sampling dictionary using this ratio, with the keys corresponding to the class and the values responding to the number of samples. Defaults to 0.25.

  • sampling_ratio_dict (dict) – A dictionary specifying the desired balanced ratio for each target value. For instance, in a binary case where class 1 is the minority, we could specify: sampling_ratio_dict={0: 0.5, 1: 1}, which means we would undersample class 0 to have twice the number of samples as class 1 (minority:majority ratio = 0.5), and don’t sample class 1. Overrides sampling_ratio if provided. Defaults to None.

  • k_neighbors_default (int) – The number of nearest neighbors used to construct synthetic samples. This is the default value used, but the actual k_neighbors value might be smaller if there are less samples. Defaults to 5.

  • n_jobs (int) – The number of CPU cores to use. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – The seed to use for random sampling. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

True

name

Oversampler

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits oversampler to data.

fit_transform

Fit and transform data using the sampler component.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms the input data by sampling the data.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y)[source]

Fits oversampler to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

fit_transform(self, X, y)

Fit and transform data using the sampler component.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

Transformed data.

Return type

(pd.DataFrame, pd.Series)

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)

Transforms the input data by sampling the data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Training features.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target.

Returns

Transformed features and target.

Return type

pd.DataFrame, pd.Series

class evalml.pipelines.components.PCA(variance=0.95, n_components=None, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Reduces the number of features by using Principal Component Analysis (PCA).

Parameters
  • variance (float) – The percentage of the original data variance that should be preserved when reducing the number of features. Defaults to 0.95.

  • n_components (int) – The number of features to maintain after computing SVD. Defaults to None, but will override variance variable if set.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

Real(0.25, 1)}:type: {“variance”

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

PCA Transformer

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits the PCA component.

fit_transform

Fit and transform data using the PCA component.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transform data using fitted PCA component.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits the PCA component.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

Raises

ValueError – If input data is not all numeric.

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fit and transform data using the PCA component.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

Transformed data.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

ValueError – If input data is not all numeric.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Transform data using fitted PCA component.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

Transformed data.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

ValueError – If input data is not all numeric.

class evalml.pipelines.components.PerColumnImputer(impute_strategies=None, default_impute_strategy='most_frequent', random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Imputes missing data according to a specified imputation strategy per column.

Parameters
  • impute_strategies (dict) – Column and {“impute_strategy”: strategy, “fill_value”:value} pairings. Valid values for impute strategy include “mean”, “median”, “most_frequent”, “constant” for numerical data, and “most_frequent”, “constant” for object data types. Defaults to None, which uses “most_frequent” for all columns. When impute_strategy == “constant”, fill_value is used to replace missing data. When None, uses 0 when imputing numerical data and “missing_value” for strings or object data types.

  • default_impute_strategy (str) – Impute strategy to fall back on when none is provided for a certain column. Valid values include “mean”, “median”, “most_frequent”, “constant” for numerical data, and “most_frequent”, “constant” for object data types. Defaults to “most_frequent”.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Per Column Imputer

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits imputers on input data.

fit_transform

Fits on X and transforms X.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms input data by imputing missing values.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits imputers on input data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame or np.ndarray) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features] to fit.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples]. Ignored.

Returns

self

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fits on X and transforms X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to fit and transform.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If transformer does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Transforms input data by imputing missing values.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame or np.ndarray) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features] to transform.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples]. Ignored.

Returns

Transformed X

Return type

pd.DataFrame

class evalml.pipelines.components.PolynomialDetrender(degree=1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Removes trends from time series by fitting a polynomial to the data.

Parameters
  • degree (int) – Degree for the polynomial. If 1, linear model is fit to the data. If 2, quadratic model is fit, etc. Defaults to 1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “degree”: Integer(1, 3)}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

False

modifies_target

True

name

Polynomial Detrender

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits the PolynomialDetrender.

fit_transform

Removes fitted trend from target variable.

inverse_transform

Adds back fitted trend to target variable.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Removes fitted trend from target variable.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits the PolynomialDetrender.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame, optional) – Ignored.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target variable to detrend.

Returns

self

Raises

ValueError – If y is None.

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Removes fitted trend from target variable.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame, optional) – Ignored.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target variable to detrend.

Returns

The first element are the input features returned without modification.

The second element is the target variable y with the fitted trend removed.

Return type

tuple of pd.DataFrame, pd.Series

inverse_transform(self, y)[source]

Adds back fitted trend to target variable.

Parameters

y (pd.Series) – Target variable.

Returns

The first element are the input features returned without modification.

The second element is the target variable y with the trend added back.

Return type

tuple of pd.DataFrame, pd.Series

Raises

ValueError – If y is None.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Removes fitted trend from target variable.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame, optional) – Ignored.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target variable to detrend.

Returns

The input features are returned without modification. The target

variable y is detrended

Return type

tuple of pd.DataFrame, pd.Series

class evalml.pipelines.components.ProphetRegressor(date_index=None, changepoint_prior_scale=0.05, seasonality_prior_scale=10, holidays_prior_scale=10, seasonality_mode='additive', random_seed=0, stan_backend='CMDSTANPY', **kwargs)[source]

Prophet is a procedure for forecasting time series data based on an additive model where non-linear trends are fit with yearly, weekly, and daily seasonality, plus holiday effects. It works best with time series that have strong seasonal effects and several seasons of historical data. Prophet is robust to missing data and shifts in the trend, and typically handles outliers well.

More information here: https://facebook.github.io/prophet/

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “changepoint_prior_scale”: Real(0.001, 0.5), “seasonality_prior_scale”: Real(0.01, 10), “holidays_prior_scale”: Real(0.01, 10), “seasonality_mode”: [“additive”, “multiplicative”],}

model_family

ModelFamily.PROPHET

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Prophet Regressor

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_REGRESSION]

Methods

build_prophet_df

Build the Prophet data to pass fit and predict on.

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns array of 0’s with len(1) as feature_importance is not defined for Prophet regressor.

fit

Fits Prophet regressor component to data.

get_params

Get parameters for the Prophet regressor.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using fitted Prophet regressor.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

static build_prophet_df(X, y=None, date_column='ds')[source]

Build the Prophet data to pass fit and predict on.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns array of 0’s with len(1) as feature_importance is not defined for Prophet regressor.

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits Prophet regressor component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

get_params(self)[source]

Get parameters for the Prophet regressor.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X, y=None)[source]

Make predictions using fitted Prophet regressor.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.RandomForestClassifier(n_estimators=100, max_depth=6, n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Random Forest Classifier.

Parameters
  • n_estimators (float) – The number of trees in the forest. Defaults to 100.

  • max_depth (int) – Maximum tree depth for base learners. Defaults to 6.

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Number of jobs to run in parallel. -1 uses all processes. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “n_estimators”: Integer(10, 1000), “max_depth”: Integer(1, 10),}

model_family

ModelFamily.RANDOM_FOREST

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Random Forest Classifier

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.BINARY, ProblemTypes.MULTICLASS, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_BINARY, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_MULTICLASS,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns importance associated with each feature.

fit

Fits estimator to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns importance associated with each feature.

Returns

Importance associated with each feature.

Return type

np.ndarray

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a feature_importance method or a component_obj that implements feature_importance.

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits estimator to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.RandomForestRegressor(n_estimators=100, max_depth=6, n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Random Forest Regressor.

Parameters
  • n_estimators (float) – The number of trees in the forest. Defaults to 100.

  • max_depth (int) – Maximum tree depth for base learners. Defaults to 6.

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Number of jobs to run in parallel. -1 uses all processes. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “n_estimators”: Integer(10, 1000), “max_depth”: Integer(1, 32),}

model_family

ModelFamily.RANDOM_FOREST

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Random Forest Regressor

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.REGRESSION, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_REGRESSION,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Returns importance associated with each feature.

fit

Fits estimator to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Returns importance associated with each feature.

Returns

Importance associated with each feature.

Return type

np.ndarray

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a feature_importance method or a component_obj that implements feature_importance.

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits estimator to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.RFClassifierSelectFromModel(number_features=None, n_estimators=10, max_depth=None, percent_features=0.5, threshold=- np.inf, n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Selects top features based on importance weights using a Random Forest classifier.

Parameters
  • number_features (int) – The maximum number of features to select. If both percent_features and number_features are specified, take the greater number of features. Defaults to 0.5. Defaults to None.

  • n_estimators (float) – The number of trees in the forest. Defaults to 100.

  • max_depth (int) – Maximum tree depth for base learners. Defaults to 6.

  • percent_features (float) – Percentage of features to use. If both percent_features and number_features are specified, take the greater number of features. Defaults to 0.5.

  • threshold (string or float) – The threshold value to use for feature selection. Features whose importance is greater or equal are kept while the others are discarded. If “median”, then the threshold value is the median of the feature importances. A scaling factor (e.g., “1.25*mean”) may also be used. Defaults to -np.inf.

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Number of jobs to run in parallel. -1 uses all processes. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “percent_features”: Real(0.01, 1), “threshold”: [“mean”, -np.inf],}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

RF Classifier Select From Model

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits component to data.

fit_transform

Fit and transform data using the feature selector.

get_names

Get names of selected features.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms input data by selecting features. If the component_obj does not have a transform method, will raise an MethodPropertyNotFoundError exception.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features]

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples]

Returns

self

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If component does not have a fit method or a component_obj that implements fit.

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fit and transform data using the feature selector.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

Transformed data.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

get_names(self)

Get names of selected features.

Returns

List of the names of features selected.

Return type

list[str]

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)

Transforms input data by selecting features. If the component_obj does not have a transform method, will raise an MethodPropertyNotFoundError exception.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to transform.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Target data. Ignored.

Returns

Transformed X

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If feature selector does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform

class evalml.pipelines.components.RFRegressorSelectFromModel(number_features=None, n_estimators=10, max_depth=None, percent_features=0.5, threshold=- np.inf, n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Selects top features based on importance weights using a Random Forest regressor.

Parameters
  • number_features (int) – The maximum number of features to select. If both percent_features and number_features are specified, take the greater number of features. Defaults to 0.5. Defaults to None.

  • n_estimators (float) – The number of trees in the forest. Defaults to 100.

  • max_depth (int) – Maximum tree depth for base learners. Defaults to 6.

  • percent_features (float) – Percentage of features to use. If both percent_features and number_features are specified, take the greater number of features. Defaults to 0.5.

  • threshold (string or float) – The threshold value to use for feature selection. Features whose importance is greater or equal are kept while the others are discarded. If “median”, then the threshold value is the median of the feature importances. A scaling factor (e.g., “1.25*mean”) may also be used. Defaults to -np.inf.

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Number of jobs to run in parallel. -1 uses all processes. Defaults to -1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “percent_features”: Real(0.01, 1), “threshold”: [“mean”, -np.inf],}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

RF Regressor Select From Model

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits component to data.

fit_transform

Fit and transform data using the feature selector.

get_names

Get names of selected features.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms input data by selecting features. If the component_obj does not have a transform method, will raise an MethodPropertyNotFoundError exception.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits component to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features]

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples]

Returns

self

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If component does not have a fit method or a component_obj that implements fit.

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fit and transform data using the feature selector.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

Transformed data.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

get_names(self)

Get names of selected features.

Returns

List of the names of features selected.

Return type

list[str]

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)

Transforms input data by selecting features. If the component_obj does not have a transform method, will raise an MethodPropertyNotFoundError exception.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to transform.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Target data. Ignored.

Returns

Transformed X

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If feature selector does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform

class evalml.pipelines.components.SelectByType(column_types=None, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Selects columns by specified Woodwork logical type or semantic tag in input data.

Parameters
  • column_types (string, ww.LogicalType, list(string), list(ww.LogicalType)) – List of Woodwork types or tags, used to determine which columns to select.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Select Columns By Type Transformer

needs_fitting

False

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits the transformer by checking if column names are present in the dataset.

fit_transform

Fits on X and transforms X.

load

Loads component at file path.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms data X by selecting columns.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits the transformer by checking if column names are present in the dataset.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to check.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Targets.

Returns

self

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fits on X and transforms X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to fit and transform.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If transformer does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Transforms data X by selecting columns.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to transform.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Targets.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

class evalml.pipelines.components.SelectColumns(columns=None, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Selects specified columns in input data.

Parameters
  • columns (list(string)) – List of column names, used to determine which columns to select.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Select Columns Transformer

needs_fitting

False

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits the transformer by checking if column names are present in the dataset.

fit_transform

Fits on X and transforms X.

load

Loads component at file path.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms data X by selecting columns.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits the transformer by checking if column names are present in the dataset.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to check.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Targets.

Returns

self

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)

Fits on X and transforms X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to fit and transform.

  • y (pd.Series) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If transformer does not have a transform method or a component_obj that implements transform.

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Transforms data X by selecting columns.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to transform.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Targets.

Returns

Transformed X.

Return type

pd.DataFrame

class evalml.pipelines.components.SimpleImputer(impute_strategy='most_frequent', fill_value=None, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Imputes missing data according to a specified imputation strategy.

Parameters
  • impute_strategy (string) – Impute strategy to use. Valid values include “mean”, “median”, “most_frequent”, “constant” for numerical data, and “most_frequent”, “constant” for object data types.

  • fill_value (string) – When impute_strategy == “constant”, fill_value is used to replace missing data. Defaults to 0 when imputing numerical data and “missing_value” for strings or object data types.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{ “impute_strategy”: [“mean”, “median”, “most_frequent”]}

model_family

ModelFamily.NONE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Simple Imputer

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for this component.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

fit

Fits imputer to data. ‘None’ values are converted to np.nan before imputation and are treated as the same.

fit_transform

Fits on X and transforms X.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save

Saves component at file path.

transform

Transforms input by imputing missing values. ‘None’ and np.nan values are treated as the same.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for this component.

Our convention is that Component.default_parameters == Component().parameters.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

fit(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits imputer to data. ‘None’ values are converted to np.nan before imputation and are treated as the same.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame or np.ndarray) – the input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features]

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – the target training data of length [n_samples]

Returns

self

fit_transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Fits on X and transforms X.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to fit and transform

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Target data.

Returns

Transformed X

Return type

pd.DataFrame

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

transform(self, X, y=None)[source]

Transforms input by imputing missing values. ‘None’ and np.nan values are treated as the same.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – Data to transform.

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – Ignored.

Returns

Transformed X

Return type

pd.DataFrame

class evalml.pipelines.components.SklearnStackedEnsembleClassifier(input_pipelines=None, final_estimator=None, cv=None, n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Scikit-learn Stacked Ensemble Classifier.

Parameters
  • input_pipelines (list(PipelineBase or subclass obj)) – List of pipeline instances to use as the base estimators. This must not be None or an empty list or else EnsembleMissingPipelinesError will be raised.

  • final_estimator (Estimator or subclass) – The classifier used to combine the base estimators. If None, uses LogisticRegressionClassifier.

  • cv (int, cross-validation generator or an iterable) –

    Determines the cross-validation splitting strategy used to train final_estimator. For int/None inputs, if the estimator is a classifier and y is either binary or multiclass, StratifiedKFold is used. Defaults to None. Possible inputs for cv are:

    • None: 3-fold cross validation

    • int: the number of folds in a (Stratified) KFold

    • An scikit-learn cross-validation generator object

    • An iterable yielding (train, test) splits

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Non-negative integer describing level of parallelism used for pipelines. None and 1 are equivalent. If set to -1, all CPUs are used. For n_jobs below -1, (n_cpus + 1 + n_jobs) are used. Defaults to -1. - Note: there could be some multi-process errors thrown for values of n_jobs != 1. If this is the case, please use n_jobs = 1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.ENSEMBLE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Sklearn Stacked Ensemble Classifier

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.BINARY, ProblemTypes.MULTICLASS, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_BINARY, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_MULTICLASS,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for stacked ensemble classes.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Not implemented for SklearnStackedEnsembleClassifier and SklearnStackedEnsembleRegressor.

fit

Fits estimator to data.

load

Loads component at file path.

needs_fitting

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

parameters

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict

Make predictions using selected features.

predict_proba

Make probability estimates for labels.

save

Saves component at file path.

clone(self)

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

Returns

A new instance of this component with identical parameters and random state.

default_parameters(cls)

Returns the default parameters for stacked ensemble classes.

Returns

Default parameters for this component.

Return type

dict

describe(self, print_name=False, return_dict=False)

Describe a component and its parameters.

Parameters
  • print_name (bool, optional) – whether to print name of component

  • return_dict (bool, optional) – whether to return description as dictionary in the format {“name”: name, “parameters”: parameters}

Returns

Returns dictionary if return_dict is True, else None.

Return type

None or dict

property feature_importance(self)

Not implemented for SklearnStackedEnsembleClassifier and SklearnStackedEnsembleRegressor.

fit(self, X, y=None)

Fits estimator to data.

Parameters
  • X (pd.DataFrame) – The input training data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

  • y (pd.Series, optional) – The target training data of length [n_samples].

Returns

self

static load(file_path)

Loads component at file path.

Parameters

file_path (str) – Location to load file.

Returns

ComponentBase object

needs_fitting(self)

Returns boolean determining if component needs fitting before calling predict, predict_proba, transform, or feature_importances.

This can be overridden to False for components that do not need to be fit or whose fit methods do nothing.

Returns

True.

property parameters(self)

Returns the parameters which were used to initialize the component.

predict(self, X)

Make predictions using selected features.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Data of shape [n_samples, n_features].

Returns

Predicted values.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict method or a component_obj that implements predict.

predict_proba(self, X)

Make probability estimates for labels.

Parameters

X (pd.DataFrame) – Features.

Returns

Probability estimates.

Return type

pd.Series

Raises

MethodPropertyNotFoundError – If estimator does not have a predict_proba method or a component_obj that implements predict_proba.

save(self, file_path, pickle_protocol=cloudpickle.DEFAULT_PROTOCOL)

Saves component at file path.

Parameters
  • file_path (str) – Location to save file.

  • pickle_protocol (int) – The pickle data stream format.

class evalml.pipelines.components.SklearnStackedEnsembleRegressor(input_pipelines=None, final_estimator=None, cv=None, n_jobs=- 1, random_seed=0, **kwargs)[source]

Scikit-learn Stacked Ensemble Regressor.

Parameters
  • input_pipelines (list(PipelineBase or subclass obj)) – List of pipeline instances to use as the base estimators. This must not be None or an empty list or else EnsembleMissingPipelinesError will be raised.

  • final_estimator (Estimator or subclass) – The regressor used to combine the base estimators. If None, uses LinearRegressor.

  • cv (int, cross-validation generator or an iterable) –

    Determines the cross-validation splitting strategy used to train final_estimator. For int/None inputs, KFold is used. Defaults to None. Possible inputs for cv are:

    • None: 3-fold cross validation

    • int: the number of folds in a (Stratified) KFold

    • An scikit-learn cross-validation generator object

    • An iterable yielding (train, test) splits

  • n_jobs (int or None) – Non-negative integer describing level of parallelism used for pipelines. None and 1 are equivalent. If set to -1, all CPUs are used. For n_jobs below -1, (n_cpus + 1 + n_jobs) are used. Defaults to -1. - Note: there could be some multi-process errors thrown for values of n_jobs != 1. If this is the case, please use n_jobs = 1.

  • random_seed (int) – Seed for the random number generator. Defaults to 0.

Attributes

hyperparameter_ranges

{}

model_family

ModelFamily.ENSEMBLE

modifies_features

True

modifies_target

False

name

Sklearn Stacked Ensemble Regressor

predict_uses_y

False

supported_problem_types

[ ProblemTypes.REGRESSION, ProblemTypes.TIME_SERIES_REGRESSION,]

Methods

clone

Constructs a new component with the same parameters and random state.

default_parameters

Returns the default parameters for stacked ensemble classes.

describe

Describe a component and its parameters.

feature_importance

Not implemented for SklearnStackedEnsembleClassifier and SklearnStackedEnsembleRegressor.