# ml_multilayer_perceptron_classifier

##### Spark ML -- Multilayer Perceptron

Classification model based on the Multilayer Perceptron. Each layer has sigmoid activation function, output layer has softmax.

##### Usage

```
ml_multilayer_perceptron_classifier(
x,
formula = NULL,
layers = NULL,
max_iter = 100,
step_size = 0.03,
tol = 1e-06,
block_size = 128,
solver = "l-bfgs",
seed = NULL,
initial_weights = NULL,
thresholds = NULL,
features_col = "features",
label_col = "label",
prediction_col = "prediction",
probability_col = "probability",
raw_prediction_col = "rawPrediction",
uid = random_string("multilayer_perceptron_classifier_"),
...
)
```ml_multilayer_perceptron(
x,
formula = NULL,
layers,
max_iter = 100,
step_size = 0.03,
tol = 1e-06,
block_size = 128,
solver = "l-bfgs",
seed = NULL,
initial_weights = NULL,
features_col = "features",
label_col = "label",
thresholds = NULL,
prediction_col = "prediction",
probability_col = "probability",
raw_prediction_col = "rawPrediction",
uid = random_string("multilayer_perceptron_classifier_"),
response = NULL,
features = NULL,
...
)

##### Arguments

- x
A

`spark_connection`

,`ml_pipeline`

, or a`tbl_spark`

.- formula
Used when

`x`

is a`tbl_spark`

. R formula as a character string or a formula. This is used to transform the input dataframe before fitting, see ft_r_formula for details.- layers
A numeric vector describing the layers -- each element in the vector gives the size of a layer. For example,

`c(4, 5, 2)`

would imply three layers, with an input (feature) layer of size 4, an intermediate layer of size 5, and an output (class) layer of size 2.- max_iter
The maximum number of iterations to use.

- step_size
Step size to be used for each iteration of optimization (> 0).

- tol
Param for the convergence tolerance for iterative algorithms.

- block_size
Block size for stacking input data in matrices to speed up the computation. Data is stacked within partitions. If block size is more than remaining data in a partition then it is adjusted to the size of this data. Recommended size is between 10 and 1000. Default: 128

- solver
The solver algorithm for optimization. Supported options: "gd" (minibatch gradient descent) or "l-bfgs". Default: "l-bfgs"

- seed
A random seed. Set this value if you need your results to be reproducible across repeated calls.

- initial_weights
The initial weights of the model.

- thresholds
Thresholds in multi-class classification to adjust the probability of predicting each class. Array must have length equal to the number of classes, with values > 0 excepting that at most one value may be 0. The class with largest value

`p/t`

is predicted, where`p`

is the original probability of that class and`t`

is the class's threshold.- features_col
Features column name, as a length-one character vector. The column should be single vector column of numeric values. Usually this column is output by

`ft_r_formula`

.- label_col
Label column name. The column should be a numeric column. Usually this column is output by

`ft_r_formula`

.- prediction_col
Prediction column name.

- probability_col
Column name for predicted class conditional probabilities.

- raw_prediction_col
Raw prediction (a.k.a. confidence) column name.

- uid
A character string used to uniquely identify the ML estimator.

- ...
Optional arguments; see Details.

- response
(Deprecated) The name of the response column (as a length-one character vector.)

- features
(Deprecated) The name of features (terms) to use for the model fit.

##### Details

When `x`

is a `tbl_spark`

and `formula`

(alternatively, `response`

and `features`

) is specified, the function returns a `ml_model`

object wrapping a `ml_pipeline_model`

which contains data pre-processing transformers, the ML predictor, and, for classification models, a post-processing transformer that converts predictions into class labels. For classification, an optional argument `predicted_label_col`

(defaults to `"predicted_label"`

) can be used to specify the name of the predicted label column. In addition to the fitted `ml_pipeline_model`

, `ml_model`

objects also contain a `ml_pipeline`

object where the ML predictor stage is an estimator ready to be fit against data. This is utilized by `ml_save`

with `type = "pipeline"`

to faciliate model refresh workflows.

`ml_multilayer_perceptron()`

is an alias for `ml_multilayer_perceptron_classifier()`

for backwards compatibility.

##### Value

The object returned depends on the class of `x`

.

`spark_connection`

: When`x`

is a`spark_connection`

, the function returns an instance of a`ml_estimator`

object. The object contains a pointer to a Spark`Predictor`

object and can be used to compose`Pipeline`

objects.`ml_pipeline`

: When`x`

is a`ml_pipeline`

, the function returns a`ml_pipeline`

with the predictor appended to the pipeline.`tbl_spark`

: When`x`

is a`tbl_spark`

, a predictor is constructed then immediately fit with the input`tbl_spark`

, returning a prediction model.`tbl_spark`

, with`formula`

: specified When`formula`

is specified, the input`tbl_spark`

is first transformed using a`RFormula`

transformer before being fit by the predictor. The object returned in this case is a`ml_model`

which is a wrapper of a`ml_pipeline_model`

.

##### See Also

See http://spark.apache.org/docs/latest/ml-classification-regression.html for more information on the set of supervised learning algorithms.

Other ml algorithms:
`ml_aft_survival_regression()`

,
`ml_decision_tree_classifier()`

,
`ml_gbt_classifier()`

,
`ml_generalized_linear_regression()`

,
`ml_isotonic_regression()`

,
`ml_linear_regression()`

,
`ml_linear_svc()`

,
`ml_logistic_regression()`

,
`ml_naive_bayes()`

,
`ml_one_vs_rest()`

,
`ml_random_forest_classifier()`

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
sc <- spark_connect(master = "local")
iris_tbl <- sdf_copy_to(sc, iris, name = "iris_tbl", overwrite = TRUE)
partitions <- iris_tbl %>%
sdf_random_split(training = 0.7, test = 0.3, seed = 1111)
iris_training <- partitions$training
iris_test <- partitions$test
mlp_model <- iris_training %>%
ml_multilayer_perceptron_classifier(Species ~ ., layers = c(4, 3, 3))
pred <- ml_predict(mlp_model, iris_test)
ml_multiclass_classification_evaluator(pred)
# }
# NOT RUN {
# }
```

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