# (Scikit-learn) differences between LinearSVC, 'linear' kernel SVC and poly kernel SVC with degree 1

I would like to know the differences between:

• linearSVC()

• SVC(kernel='lineaer)

• SVC(kernel='poly', degree=1)

Will these all determine the same boundary decisions?

## 1 Answer

You can see in the user guide that the first two will not produce the same results. In the multiclass setting, LinearSVC uses one-vs-rest while SVC uses one-vs-one. Aside from that, the solver used is also different, and because of that some of the options differ. See LinearSVC docs, SVC docs.

I suspect the third will be the same as the second. I don't see anything in the source to indicate it quickly, but it shouldn't take long to test.