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Simple demo script for running Xgboost
# Ieva Zarina, 2016, licensed under the Apache 2.0 licnese
import numpy as np
import xgboost as xgb
from sklearn import datasets
from sklearn.cross_validation import train_test_split
from sklearn.datasets import dump_svmlight_file
from sklearn.externals import joblib
from sklearn.metrics import precision_score
iris = datasets.load_iris()
X =
y =
X_train, X_test, y_train, y_test = train_test_split(X, y, test_size=0.2, random_state=42)
# use DMatrix for xgbosot
dtrain = xgb.DMatrix(X_train, label=y_train)
dtest = xgb.DMatrix(X_test, label=y_test)
# use svmlight file for xgboost
dump_svmlight_file(X_train, y_train, 'dtrain.svm', zero_based=True)
dump_svmlight_file(X_test, y_test, 'dtest.svm', zero_based=True)
dtrain_svm = xgb.DMatrix('dtrain.svm')
dtest_svm = xgb.DMatrix('dtest.svm')
# set xgboost params
param = {
'max_depth': 3, # the maximum depth of each tree
'eta': 0.3, # the training step for each iteration
'silent': 1, # logging mode - quiet
'objective': 'multi:softprob', # error evaluation for multiclass training
'num_class': 3} # the number of classes that exist in this datset
num_round = 20 # the number of training iterations
#------------- numpy array ------------------
# training and testing - numpy matrices
bst = xgb.train(param, dtrain, num_round)
preds = bst.predict(dtest)
# extracting most confident predictions
best_preds = np.asarray([np.argmax(line) for line in preds])
print "Numpy array precision:", precision_score(y_test, best_preds, average='macro')
# ------------- svm file ---------------------
# training and testing - svm file
bst_svm = xgb.train(param, dtrain_svm, num_round)
preds = bst.predict(dtest_svm)
# extracting most confident predictions
best_preds_svm = [np.argmax(line) for line in preds]
print "Svm file precision:",precision_score(y_test, best_preds_svm, average='macro')
# --------------------------------------------
# dump the models
# save the models for later
joblib.dump(bst, 'bst_model.pkl', compress=True)
joblib.dump(bst_svm, 'bst_svm_model.pkl', compress=True)

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freeknortier commented Nov 6, 2018

Thanks for the sample. I get the following error at line 6. ImportError: No module named cross_validation any ideas what I am doing wrong?

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