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Accuracy is Not Enough for Classification

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In this video, I explain why accuracy is not the be-all, end-all measure for classification. After that, I introduce the confusion matrix, a mechanism for tracking predicted versus actual values. Then, I talk about a variety of measures and how we can derive them from the confusion matrix.

The trickiest part of the confusion matrix measures is just remembering which measures comport to which combinations in the matrix. The second-trickiest part of the confusion matrix is that R and Python invert them, so reading across the top row in R is equivalent to reading down the first column in Python.