scipy.spatial.distance.jaccard¶

scipy.spatial.distance.
jaccard
(u, v, w=None)[source]¶ Compute the JaccardNeedham dissimilarity between two boolean 1D arrays.
The JaccardNeedham dissimilarity between 1D boolean arrays u and v, is defined as
\[\frac{c_{TF} + c_{FT}} {c_{TT} + c_{FT} + c_{TF}}\]where \(c_{ij}\) is the number of occurrences of \(\mathtt{u[k]} = i\) and \(\mathtt{v[k]} = j\) for \(k < n\).
 Parameters
 u(N,) array_like, bool
Input array.
 v(N,) array_like, bool
Input array.
 w(N,) array_like, optional
The weights for each value in u and v. Default is None, which gives each value a weight of 1.0
 Returns
 jaccarddouble
The Jaccard distance between vectors u and v.
Notes
When both u and v lead to a 0/0 division i.e. there is no overlap between the items in the vectors the returned distance is 0. See the Wikipedia page on the Jaccard index [1], and this paper [2].
Changed in version 1.2.0: Previously, when u and v lead to a 0/0 division, the function would return NaN. This was changed to return 0 instead.
References
 1
 2
S. Kosub, “A note on the triangle inequality for the Jaccard distance”, 2016, arXiv:1612.02696
Examples
>>> from scipy.spatial import distance >>> distance.jaccard([1, 0, 0], [0, 1, 0]) 1.0 >>> distance.jaccard([1, 0, 0], [1, 1, 0]) 0.5 >>> distance.jaccard([1, 0, 0], [1, 2, 0]) 0.5 >>> distance.jaccard([1, 0, 0], [1, 1, 1]) 0.66666666666666663