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F1 Score: Don’t Use It For All Imbalanced Data
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F1 Score: Don’t Use It For All Imbalanced Data

Last Updated on August 27, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Vlastimil Martinek

Originally published on Towards AI.

Benefits and pitfalls of the popular metric

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We all had to deal with imbalanced data at some point, where accuracy is not the best metric anymore, and we need something more robust. Should you use the F1 score as a metric instead? Let’s deep dive into where it came from and when it’s the right and wrong choice.

Our job is to create a model to classify if people are healthy or sick. We are given data about them, we’ve created multiple classification models, and it’s time to select the best one.

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