lift.chart: Lift Charts to Compare Binary Predictive Models

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) Examples

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Description

Provides either a total cumulative response or incremental response rate lift chart for the purposes of comparing the predictive capability of different binary predictive models.

Usage

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lift.chart(modelList, data, targLevel, trueResp, type = "cumulative", sub = "")

Arguments

modelList

A character vector containing the names of the different models to be compared. The selected models must have the same y variable that must be a binary factor, and have been estimated using the same data set.

data

The dataframe that constitues the comparison sample. If this dataframe is not the same as the dataframe used to estimated models, the dataframe must contain all the variables used in the models to be compared.

targLevel

The label for the level of the binary factor of interest. For example, in a database marketing application, this level could be "Yes" for a variable that takes on the values "Yes" and "No" to indicate if a customer responded favorably to a promotion offer.

trueResp

The true rate of the target level for the master database the estimation and comparison dataframes were originally drawn from.

type

A character string that must either have the value of "cummulative" (to produce a total cummaltive response chart) or "incremental" (to produce an incremental response rate chart).

sub

A sub-title for the plot, typically to identify the sample used.

Details

Lift charts are a commonly used tool in business data mining applications. They are used to assess how well a model is able to predict a desirable (from an organization's point-of-view) response on the part of a customer compared to alternative estimated models and a benchmark model of approaching customers randomly. The total cummulative response chart shows the percentage of the total response the organization would receive from only contacting a given percentage (grouped by deciles) of its entire customer base. This chart is best for selecting between alternative models, and in predicting the revenues the organization will receive by contacting a given percentage of their customers that the model predicts are most likely to favorably respond. The incremental response rate chart provides the response rate among each of ten decile groups of the organization's customers, with the decile groups ordered by their estimated likelihood of a favorable response.

Value

The function returns invisibly. Its benefit is the side effect plot produced.

Author(s)

Dan Putler

Examples

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  library(rpart)
  layout(matrix(c(1,2), 2, 1))
  data(CCS)
  CCS$Sample <- create.samples(CCS, est=0.4, val=0.4)
  CCSEst <- CCS[CCS$Sample == "Estimation",]
  CCS.glm <- glm(MonthGive ~ DonPerYear + LastDonAmt + Region + YearsGive,
    family=binomial(logit), data=CCSEst)
  library(rpart)
  CCS.rpart <- rpart(MonthGive ~ DonPerYear + LastDonAmt + Region + YearsGive,
    data=CCSEst, cp=0.0074)
  CCSVal <- CCS[CCS$Sample == "Validation",]
  lift.chart(c("CCS.glm", "CCS.rpart"), data=CCSVal, targLevel="Yes",
    trueResp=0.01, type="cumulative", sub="Validation")
  lift.chart(c("CCS.glm", "CCS.rpart"), data=CCSVal, targLevel="Yes",
    trueResp=0.01, type="incremental", sub="Validation")
  

BCA documentation built on May 30, 2017, 4:31 a.m.

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