`roc_curve()`

constructs the full ROC curve and returns a
tibble. See `roc_auc()`

for the area under the ROC curve.

## Usage

```
roc_curve(data, ...)
# S3 method for data.frame
roc_curve(
data,
truth,
...,
na_rm = TRUE,
event_level = yardstick_event_level(),
case_weights = NULL,
options = list()
)
```

## 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.- 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.- options
`[deprecated]`

No longer supported as of yardstick 1.0.0. If you pass something here it will be ignored with a warning.

Previously, these were options passed on to

`pROC::roc()`

. If you need support for this, use the pROC package directly.

## Value

A tibble with class `roc_df`

or `roc_grouped_df`

having
columns `.threshold`

, `specificity`

, and `sensitivity`

.

## Details

`roc_curve()`

computes the sensitivity at every unique
value of the probability column (in addition to infinity and
minus infinity).

There is a `ggplot2::autoplot()`

method for quickly visualizing the curve.
This works for binary and multiclass output, and also works with grouped
data (i.e. from resamples). See the examples.

## Multiclass

If a multiclass `truth`

column is provided, a one-vs-all
approach will be taken to calculate multiple curves, one per level.
In this case, there will be an additional column, `.level`

,
identifying the "one" column in the one-vs-all calculation.

## Relevant Level

There is no common convention on which factor level should
automatically be considered the "event" or "positive" result
when computing binary classification metrics. In `yardstick`

, the default
is to use the *first* level. To alter this, change the argument
`event_level`

to `"second"`

to consider the *last* level of the factor the
level of interest. For multiclass extensions involving one-vs-all
comparisons (such as macro averaging), this option is ignored and
the "one" level is always the relevant result.

## See also

Compute the area under the ROC curve with `roc_auc()`

.

Other curve metrics:
`gain_curve()`

,
`lift_curve()`

,
`pr_curve()`

## Examples

```
# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Two class example
# `truth` is a 2 level factor. The first level is `"Class1"`, which is the
# "event of interest" by default in yardstick. See the Relevant Level
# section above.
data(two_class_example)
# Binary metrics using class probabilities take a factor `truth` column,
# and a single class probability column containing the probabilities of
# the event of interest. Here, since `"Class1"` is the first level of
# `"truth"`, it is the event of interest and we pass in probabilities for it.
roc_curve(two_class_example, truth, Class1)
#> # A tibble: 502 × 3
#> .threshold specificity sensitivity
#> <dbl> <dbl> <dbl>
#> 1 -Inf 0 1
#> 2 1.79e-7 0 1
#> 3 4.50e-6 0.00413 1
#> 4 5.81e-6 0.00826 1
#> 5 5.92e-6 0.0124 1
#> 6 1.22e-5 0.0165 1
#> 7 1.40e-5 0.0207 1
#> 8 1.43e-5 0.0248 1
#> 9 2.38e-5 0.0289 1
#> 10 3.30e-5 0.0331 1
#> # … with 492 more rows
# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
# `autoplot()`
# Visualize the curve using ggplot2 manually
library(ggplot2)
library(dplyr)
roc_curve(two_class_example, truth, Class1) %>%
ggplot(aes(x = 1 - specificity, y = sensitivity)) +
geom_path() +
geom_abline(lty = 3) +
coord_equal() +
theme_bw()
# Or use autoplot
autoplot(roc_curve(two_class_example, truth, Class1))
if (FALSE) {
# Multiclass one-vs-all approach
# One curve per level
hpc_cv %>%
filter(Resample == "Fold01") %>%
roc_curve(obs, VF:L) %>%
autoplot()
# Same as above, but will all of the resamples
hpc_cv %>%
group_by(Resample) %>%
roc_curve(obs, VF:L) %>%
autoplot()
}
```