Compute the logarithmic loss of a classification model.

## Usage

```
mn_log_loss(data, ...)
# S3 method for data.frame
mn_log_loss(
data,
truth,
...,
na_rm = TRUE,
sum = FALSE,
event_level = yardstick_event_level(),
case_weights = NULL
)
mn_log_loss_vec(
truth,
estimate,
na_rm = TRUE,
sum = FALSE,
event_level = yardstick_event_level(),
case_weights = NULL,
...
)
```

## Arguments

- data
A

`data.frame`

containing the columns specified by`truth`

and`...`

.- ...
A set of unquoted column names or one or more

`dplyr`

selector functions to choose which variables contain the class probabilities. If`truth`

is binary, only 1 column should be selected. Otherwise, there should be as many columns as factor levels of`truth`

.- truth
The column identifier for the true class results (that is a

`factor`

). This should be an unquoted column name although this argument is passed by expression and supports quasiquotation (you can unquote column names). For`_vec()`

functions, a`factor`

vector.- na_rm
A

`logical`

value indicating whether`NA`

values should be stripped before the computation proceeds.- sum
A

`logical`

. Should the sum of the likelihood contributions be returned (instead of the mean value)?- event_level
A single string. Either

`"first"`

or`"second"`

to specify which level of`truth`

to consider as the "event". This argument is only applicable when`estimator = "binary"`

. The default uses an internal helper that generally defaults to`"first"`

, however, if the deprecated global option`yardstick.event_first`

is set, that will be used instead with a warning.- case_weights
The optional column identifier for case weights. This should be an unquoted column name that evaluates to a numeric column in

`data`

. For`_vec()`

functions, a numeric vector.- estimate
If

`truth`

is binary, a numeric vector of class probabilities corresponding to the "relevant" class. Otherwise, a matrix with as many columns as factor levels of`truth`

.*It is assumed that these are in the same order as the levels of*`truth`

.

## Value

A `tibble`

with columns `.metric`

, `.estimator`

,
and `.estimate`

and 1 row of values.

For grouped data frames, the number of rows returned will be the same as the number of groups.

For `mn_log_loss_vec()`

, a single `numeric`

value (or `NA`

).

## Details

Log loss is a measure of the performance of a classification model. A
perfect model has a log loss of `0`

.

Compared with `accuracy()`

, log loss
takes into account the uncertainty in the prediction and gives a more
detailed view into the actual performance. For example, given two input
probabilities of `.6`

and `.9`

where both are classified as predicting
a positive value, say, `"Yes"`

, the accuracy metric would interpret them
as having the same value. If the true output is `"Yes"`

, log loss penalizes
`.6`

because it is "less sure" of it's result compared to the probability
of `.9`

.

## Multiclass

Log loss has a known multiclass extension, and is simply the sum of the log loss values for each class prediction. Because of this, no averaging types are supported.

## See also

Other class probability metrics:
`average_precision()`

,
`classification_cost()`

,
`gain_capture()`

,
`pr_auc()`

,
`roc_auc()`

,
`roc_aunp()`

,
`roc_aunu()`

## Examples

```
# Two class
data("two_class_example")
mn_log_loss(two_class_example, truth, Class1)
#> # A tibble: 1 × 3
#> .metric .estimator .estimate
#> <chr> <chr> <dbl>
#> 1 mn_log_loss binary 0.328
# Multiclass
library(dplyr)
data(hpc_cv)
# You can use the col1:colN tidyselect syntax
hpc_cv %>%
filter(Resample == "Fold01") %>%
mn_log_loss(obs, VF:L)
#> # A tibble: 1 × 3
#> .metric .estimator .estimate
#> <chr> <chr> <dbl>
#> 1 mn_log_loss multiclass 0.734
# Groups are respected
hpc_cv %>%
group_by(Resample) %>%
mn_log_loss(obs, VF:L)
#> # A tibble: 10 × 4
#> Resample .metric .estimator .estimate
#> <chr> <chr> <chr> <dbl>
#> 1 Fold01 mn_log_loss multiclass 0.734
#> 2 Fold02 mn_log_loss multiclass 0.808
#> 3 Fold03 mn_log_loss multiclass 0.705
#> 4 Fold04 mn_log_loss multiclass 0.747
#> 5 Fold05 mn_log_loss multiclass 0.799
#> 6 Fold06 mn_log_loss multiclass 0.766
#> 7 Fold07 mn_log_loss multiclass 0.927
#> 8 Fold08 mn_log_loss multiclass 0.855
#> 9 Fold09 mn_log_loss multiclass 0.861
#> 10 Fold10 mn_log_loss multiclass 0.821
# Vector version
# Supply a matrix of class probabilities
fold1 <- hpc_cv %>%
filter(Resample == "Fold01")
mn_log_loss_vec(
truth = fold1$obs,
matrix(
c(fold1$VF, fold1$F, fold1$M, fold1$L),
ncol = 4
)
)
#> [1] 0.7338423
# Supply `...` with quasiquotation
prob_cols <- levels(two_class_example$truth)
mn_log_loss(two_class_example, truth, Class1)
#> # A tibble: 1 × 3
#> .metric .estimator .estimate
#> <chr> <chr> <dbl>
#> 1 mn_log_loss binary 0.328
mn_log_loss(two_class_example, truth, !! prob_cols[1])
#> # A tibble: 1 × 3
#> .metric .estimator .estimate
#> <chr> <chr> <dbl>
#> 1 mn_log_loss binary 0.328
```