Evaluating your decision tree performance - Cloud - 8.0

Machine Learning

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This section explains how to evaluate the results of your decision tree.

Below is a confusion matrix using the data from your test Job.

The model tries to predict (conversion = no) as being either true of false.

  • TN = 15
  • TP = 446
  • FN = 12
  • FP = 41
  • Accuracy = (TP+TN)/Total = (15+446)/(446+15+12+41) = .90
  • Sensitivity = TP/(TP+FN) = (446)/(446+12) = .97
  • Specificity = TN/(TN+FP) = (15)/(15+41) = .27

When you tested the tree model:

  • It was correct 90% of the time (accuracy)
  • It accurately predicted 97% of those persons who did not result in a conversion (sensitivity)
  • It accurately predicted 27% of those persons who did result in a conversion (specificity)