m = margin(obj,X,Y)
Matrix where each row represents an observation, and each column
represents a predictor. The number of columns in
Class labels, with the same data type as exists in
Compute the classification margin for the Fisher iris data, trained on its first two columns of data, and view the last 10 entries:
load fisheriris X = meas(:,1:2); obj = fitcdiscr(X,species); M = margin(obj,X,species); M(end-10:end) ans = 0.6551 0.4838 0.6551 -0.5127 0.5659 0.4611 0.4949 0.1024 0.2787 -0.1439 -0.4444
The classifier trained on all the data is better:
obj = fitcdiscr(meas,species); M = margin(obj,meas,species); M(end-10:end) ans = 0.9983 1.0000 0.9991 0.9978 1.0000 1.0000 0.9999 0.9882 0.9937 1.0000 0.9649
The classification margin is the difference between the classification score for the true class and maximal classification score for the false classes.
The classification margin is a column vector with the same number
of rows as in the matrix
X. A high value of margin
indicates a more reliable prediction than a low value.
For discriminant analysis, the score of a classification is the posterior probability of the classification. For the definition of posterior probability in discriminant analysis, see Posterior Probability.
This function fully supports tall arrays. For more information, see Tall Arrays.