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def metrics(ctx, scores, evaluation, **kargs):
"""Prints a single output line that contains all info for a given
criterion (eer or hter).
criterion (eer, hter, far, mindcf, cllr, rr).
You need provide one or more development score file(s) for each experiment.
You can also provide eval files along with dev files. If only dev-scores
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Evaluating Experiments
After the experiment has finished successfully, one or more text file containing all the scores are written.
To evaluate the experiment, you can use the generic ```` script, which has properties for all prevalent evaluation types, such as CMC, DIR, ROC and DET plots, as well as computing recognition rates, EER/HTER, Cllr and minDCF.
Additionally, a combination of different algorithms can be plotted into the same files.
Just specify all the score files that you want to evaluate using the ``--dev-files`` option, and possible legends for the plots (in the same order) using the ``--legends`` option, and the according plots will be generated.
For example, to create a ROC curve for the experiment above, use:
After the experiment has finished successfully, one or more text file containing
all the scores are written. In this section, commands that helps to quickly
evaluate a set of scores by generating metrics or plots are presented here.
The scripts take as input either a 4-column or 5-column data format as specified
in the documentation of :py:func:`` or
To calculate the threshold using a certain criterion (EER (default), FAR or
min.HTER) on a development set and apply it on an evaluation set, just do:
.. code-block:: sh
$ bob bio metrics {dev,test}-4col.txt --titltes ExpA --criter hter
[Min. criterion: HTER ] Threshold on Development set `ExpA`: -4.830500e-03
====== ====================== =================
ExpA Development dev-4col Eval. test-4col
====== ====================== =================
FtA 0.0% 0.0%
FMR 6.7% (35/520) 2.5% (13/520)
FNMR 6.7% (26/390) 6.2% (24/390)
FAR 6.7% 2.5%
FRR 6.7% 6.2%
HTER 6.7% 4.3%
====== ====================== =================
.. note::
You can compute analysis on development set(s) only by passing option
``--no-evaluation``. See metrics --help for further options.
You can also compute measure such as recognition rate (``rr``), Cllr and
minCllr (``cllr``) and minDCF (``mindcf``) by passing the corresponding option.
For example:
.. code-block:: sh
bob bio metrics {dev,test}-4col.txt --titltes ExpA --criter cllr
====== ====================== ================
Computing Cllr and minCllr...
======= ====================== ================
None Development dev-4col eval test-4col
======= ====================== ================
Cllr 0.9% 0.9%
minCllr 0.2% 0.2%
======= ====================== ================
.. note::
You must provide files in the correct format depending on the measure you
want to compute. For example, recognition rate takes cmc type files. See
Customizable plotting commands are available in the :py:mod:`` module.
They take a list of development and/or evaluation files and generate a single PDF
file containing the plots. Available plots are:
* ``roc`` (receiver operating characteristic)
* ``det`` (detection error trade-off)
* ``epc`` (expected performance curve)
* ``hist`` (histograms of scores with threshold line)
* ``cmc`` (cumulative match characteristic curve)
* ``dic`` (detection identification curve)
Use the ``--help`` option on the above-cited commands to find-out about more
For example, to generate a CMC curve from development and evaluation datasets:
.. code-block:: sh
$ --dev-files results/pca-experiment/male/nonorm/scores-dev --legend MOBIO --roc MOBIO_MALE_ROC.pdf -vv
$bob measure cmc --output 'my_cmc.pdf' dev-1.txt eval-1.txt
dev-2.txt eval-2.txt
Please note that there exists another file called ```` inside the result directory.
This file is a pure text file and contains the complete configuration of the experiment.
With this configuration it is possible to inspect all default parameters of the algorithms, and even to re-run the exact same experiment.
where `my_cmc.pdf` will contain CMC curves for the two experiments.
.. note::
By default, ``det``, ``roc``, ``cmc`` and ``dic`` plot development and
evaluation curves on
different plots. You can force gather everything in the same plot using
``--no-split`` option.
A convenient command `evaluate` is provided to generate multiple metrics and
plots for a list of experiments. It generates two `metrics` outputs with EER,
HTER, Cllr, minDCF criteria along with `roc`, `det`, `epc`, `hist` plots for each
experiment. For example:
.. code-block:: sh
$bob bio evaluate -l 'my_metrics.txt' -o 'my_plots.pdf' {sys1, sys2}/
will output metrics and plots for the two experiments (dev and eval pairs) in
`my_metrics.txt` and `my_plots.pdf`, respectively.
.. _running_in_parallel:
Running in Parallel
One important property of the ```` script is that it can run in parallel, using either several processes on the local machine, or an SGE grid.
To achieve that, ```` is well-integrated with our SGE grid toolkit GridTK_, which we have selected as a python package in the :ref:`Installation <>` section.
The ```` script can submit jobs either to the SGE grid, or to a local scheduler, keeping track of dependencies between the jobs.
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By default, intermediate (temporary) files are by default written to the ``temp`` directory, which can be overridden by the ``temp_directory`` variable, which expects relative or absolute paths.
Re-using Parts of Experiments
If you want to re-use parts previous experiments, you can specify the directories (which are relative to the ``temp_directory``, but you can also specify absolute paths):
* ``preprocessed_directory``
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Database-dependent Variables
Many databases define several protocols that can be executed.
To change the protocol, you can either modify the configuration file, or simply use the ``protocol`` variable.
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For some applications it is interesting to get calibrated scores.
Simply set the variable ``calibrate_scores = True`` and another set of score files will be created by training the score calibration on the scores of the ``'dev'`` group and execute it to all available groups.
The scores will be located at the same directory as the **nonorm** and **ztnorm** scores, and the file names are **calibrated-dev** (and **calibrated-eval** if applicable).
Unsuccessful Preprocessing
In some cases, the preprocessor is not able to preprocess the data (e.g., for face image processing the face detector might not detect the face).
If you expect such cases to happen, you might want to use the ``allow_missing_files`` variable.
When this variable is set to ``True``, missing files will be handled correctly throughout the whole processing chain, i.e.:
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