# Perceptron In Scikit

A perceptron learner was one of the earliest machine learning techniques and still from the foundation of many modern neural networks. In this tutorial we use a perceptron learner to classify the famous iris dataset. This tutorial was inspired by Python Machine Learning by Sebastian Raschka.

## Preliminaries

# Load required libraries
from sklearn import datasets
from sklearn.preprocessing import StandardScaler
from sklearn.linear_model import Perceptron
from sklearn.model_selection import train_test_split
from sklearn.metrics import accuracy_score
import numpy as np


# Load the iris dataset

# Create our X and y data
X = iris.data
y = iris.target


## View The Iris Data

# View the first five observations of our y data
y[:5]

array([0, 0, 0, 0, 0])

# View the first five observations of our x data.
# Notice that there are four independent variables (features)
X[:5]

array([[ 5.1,  3.5,  1.4,  0.2],
[ 4.9,  3. ,  1.4,  0.2],
[ 4.7,  3.2,  1.3,  0.2],
[ 4.6,  3.1,  1.5,  0.2],
[ 5. ,  3.6,  1.4,  0.2]])


## Split The Iris Data Into Training And Test

# Split the data into 70% training data and 30% test data
X_train, X_test, y_train, y_test = train_test_split(X, y, test_size=0.3)


## Preprocess The X Data By Scaling

# Train the scaler, which standarizes all the features to have mean=0 and unit variance
sc = StandardScaler()
sc.fit(X_train)

StandardScaler(copy=True, with_mean=True, with_std=True)

# Apply the scaler to the X training data
X_train_std = sc.transform(X_train)

# Apply the SAME scaler to the X test data
X_test_std = sc.transform(X_test)


## Train A Perceptron Learner

# Create a perceptron object with the parameters: 40 iterations (epochs) over the data, and a learning rate of 0.1
ppn = Perceptron(n_iter=40, eta0=0.1, random_state=0)

# Train the perceptron
ppn.fit(X_train_std, y_train)

Perceptron(alpha=0.0001, class_weight=None, eta0=0.1, fit_intercept=True,
n_iter=40, n_jobs=1, penalty=None, random_state=0, shuffle=True,
verbose=0, warm_start=False)


## Apply The Trained Learner To Test Data

# Apply the trained perceptron on the X data to make predicts for the y test data
y_pred = ppn.predict(X_test_std)


## Compare The Predicted Y With The True Y

# View the predicted y test data
y_pred

array([0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 2, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 2, 2, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2,
2, 1, 0, 0, 2, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 1, 0, 2, 0, 2, 0, 2, 0, 2, 0, 1])

# View the true y test data
y_test

array([0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 2, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 2, 2, 2, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2,
2, 1, 1, 0, 2, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 2, 1, 0, 2, 0, 2, 0, 2, 0, 2, 0, 1])


## Examine Accuracy Metric

# View the accuracy of the model, which is: 1 - (observations predicted wrong / total observations)
print('Accuracy: %.2f' % accuracy_score(y_test, y_pred))

Accuracy: 0.87