I want to calculate the confusion Matrix of my LSTM model.
Shape of y_test= (17799,1)
y_Pred= (17799,1)

I used thefollowing code:
from sklearn.metrics import confusion_matrix
cm = confusion_matrix(y_test, y_pred)

getting following error:

raise ValueError("{0} is not supported".format(y_type))

ValueError: continuous is not supported

both y_test and y_predict are normalized using minmaxscaler(0,1)
first few rows of both varaibles looks like:

Please suggest how to calculated confusion matrix, tp,fp,tn,fn .

  • $\begingroup$ "ValueError: continuous is not supported": probably you have a regression problem (not classification), therefore confusion matrix cannot be calculated for the continuous (infinite) output range of the lstm $\endgroup$
    – pcko1
    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:45
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    $\begingroup$ @Kaustubh is correct - you need to be sure it is classification, not regression. Here is a similar question, where I proposed a way to get a confision matrix, in case you do indeed have a regression problem. $\endgroup$
    – n1k31t4
    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:54
  • $\begingroup$ Its a regression problem. How can i calculate tp,tn,fp,fn in this case_ $\endgroup$
    – Hazel
    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:09
  • $\begingroup$ @Hazel - you basically need to make it a classification problem if you want to compute those metrics. Try the approach that I linked above. You need to make your target variable discrete, e.g. by predicting which bin the result comes into, instead of a concrete value. $\endgroup$
    – n1k31t4
    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:48

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A confusion matrix can be drawn for a classification problem, where the Machine Learning Model (in your case LSTM) predicts the target variable into one of the N classes.

Can you confirm that your problem is a Classification problem and not a Regression one?

If in case you have a regression problem, then you might want to use a different evaluation metric.

  • $\begingroup$ its a regression problem. So how can i compute tp,fp tn ,fn in this case_ $\endgroup$
    – Hazel
    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:08

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