Linear regression with Matplotlib/Numpy

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To get a linear regression plot, we can use sklearn’s Linear Regression class, and further, we can draw the scatter points.


  • Get x data using np.random.random((20, 1)). Return random floats in the half-open interval[20, 1).

  • Get the y data using np.random.normal() method. Draw random samples from a normal (Gaussian) distribution.

  • Get ordinary least squares Linear Regression, i.e., model.

  • Fit the linear model.

  • Return evenly spaced numbers over a specified interval, using linspace() method.

  • Predict using the linear model, using predict() method.

  • Create a new figure, or activate an existing figure, with a given figsize tuple (4, 3).

  • Add an axis to the current figure and make it the current axes, using axes() method.

  • A scatter plot of *y* vs. *x* with varying marker size and/or color.

  • Plot the line using x_new and y_new obtained from step 5 and 6.

  • Set the X-axis label using plt.xlabel() method.

  • Set the Y-axis label using plt.ylabel() method.

  • Adjust the axis properties using ax.axis('tight').

  • To show the figure, use method.


import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from sklearn.linear_model import LinearRegression

x = 30 * np.random.random((20, 1))

y = 0.5 * x + 1.0 + np.random.normal(size=x.shape)

model = LinearRegression(), y)

x_new = np.linspace(0, 30, 100)
y_new = model.predict(x_new[:, np.newaxis])

plt.figure(figsize=(4, 3))
ax = plt.axes()
ax.scatter(x, y)
ax.plot(x_new, y_new)




Published on 16-Mar-2021 10:28:08