ROCR: Visualizing the Performance of Scoring Classifiers

ROC graphs, sensitivity/specificity curves, lift charts, and precision/recall plots are popular examples of trade-off visualizations for specific pairs of performance measures. ROCR is a flexible tool for creating cutoff-parameterized 2D performance curves by freely combining two from over 25 performance measures (new performance measures can be added using a standard interface). Curves from different cross-validation or bootstrapping runs can be averaged by different methods, and standard deviations, standard errors or box plots can be used to visualize the variability across the runs. The parameterization can be visualized by printing cutoff values at the corresponding curve positions, or by coloring the curve according to cutoff. All components of a performance plot can be quickly adjusted using a flexible parameter dispatching mechanism. Despite its flexibility, ROCR is easy to use, with only three commands and reasonable default values for all optional parameters.

Version: 1.0-7
Depends: gplots, methods
Published: 2015-03-26
Author: Tobias Sing, Oliver Sander, Niko Beerenwinkel, Thomas Lengauer
Maintainer: Tobias Sing <tobias.sing at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: ROCR citation info
In views: MachineLearning, Multivariate
CRAN checks: ROCR results


Reference manual: ROCR.pdf
Package source: ROCR_1.0-7.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: ROCR_1.0-7.tgz, r-oldrel: ROCR_1.0-7.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: ROCR_1.0-7.tgz
Old sources: ROCR archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: Comp2ROC, cvAUC, genMOSS, iFad, MEET, obliqueRF, pathClass, PredictABEL, RcmdrPlugin.ROC, rocc, sperrorest, subtype
Reverse imports: aLFQ, AutoModel, Biocomb, btergm, DMwR, EMP, gkmSVM, hybridEnsemble, lulcc, mlDNA, MRIaggr, MXM, netClass, OmicKriging, RFmarkerDetector
Reverse suggests: AER, dismo, mlr, rattle, recommenderlab, sand, SuperLearner, TDMR, unbalanced