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# Naive Bayes Classification

Naive Bayes is a simple yet effective supervised machine learning algorithm commonly used for classification tasks. In this example, I’ll provide a step-by-step guide for implementing Naive Bayes classification in Python using Scikit-Learn. There are different variants of Naive Bayes, such as Gaussian Naive Bayes for continuous data and Multinomial Naive Bayes for text data. I’ll demonstrate the Gaussian Naive Bayes for simplicity:

Step 1: Import Libraries

``````import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from sklearn.model_selection import train_test_split
from sklearn.naive_bayes import GaussianNB
from sklearn.metrics import classification_report, confusion_matrix``````

Ensure your dataset contains features (X) and the corresponding target labels (y). Make sure your data is in a NumPy array or a DataFrame.

Step 3: Split Data into Training and Testing Sets
Split your data into training and testing sets to evaluate the model’s performance.

``X_train, X_test, y_train, y_test = train_test_split(X, y, test_size=0.2, random_state=0)``

Step 4: Create the Naive Bayes Classifier (Gaussian Naive Bayes)

``classifier = GaussianNB()``

Step 5: Train the Naive Bayes Classifier

``classifier.fit(X_train, y_train)``

Step 6: Make Predictions

``y_pred = classifier.predict(X_test)``

Step 7: Evaluate the Model
Evaluate the model’s performance using classification metrics such as accuracy, precision, recall, F1-score, and the confusion matrix.

``````from sklearn.metrics import accuracy_score, precision_score, recall_score, f1_score

accuracy = accuracy_score(y_test, y_pred)
precision = precision_score(y_test, y_pred)
recall = recall_score(y_test, y_pred)
f1 = f1_score(y_test, y_pred)

print(f'Accuracy: {accuracy}')
print(f'Precision: {precision}')
print(f'Recall: {recall}')
print(f'F1-Score: {f1}')

confusion = confusion_matrix(y_test, y_pred)
print('Confusion Matrix:')
print(confusion)``````

Step 8: Visualize Results (Optional)
Depending on the number of features in your dataset, you can visualize the decision boundary to understand how the Naive Bayes classifier separates different classes.

``````# Example visualization for a two-feature dataset
plt.scatter(X_test[y_test == 0][:, 0], X_test[y_test == 0][:, 1], color='red', label='Class 0')
plt.scatter(X_test[y_test == 1][:, 0], X_test[y_test == 1][:, 1], color='blue', label='Class 1')
plt.xlabel('Feature 1')
plt.ylabel('Feature 2')
plt.title('Gaussian Naive Bayes Classifier')
plt.legend()
plt.show()``````

Naive Bayes is particularly useful for text classification tasks, such as spam detection and sentiment analysis, but it can also be applied to other types of data with suitable preprocessing.