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mxnet.ndarray.LogisticRegressionOutput(data=None, label=None, grad_scale=_Null, out=None, name=None, **kwargs)

Applies a logistic function to the input.

The logistic function, also known as the sigmoid function, is computed as \(\frac{1}{1+exp(-\textbf{x})}\).

Commonly, the sigmoid is used to squash the real-valued output of a linear model \(wTx+b\) into the [0,1] range so that it can be interpreted as a probability. It is suitable for binary classification or probability prediction tasks.


Use the LogisticRegressionOutput as the final output layer of a net.

The storage type of label can be default or csr

  • LogisticRegressionOutput(default, default) = default
  • LogisticRegressionOutput(default, csr) = default

The loss function used is the Binary Cross Entropy Loss:

\(-{(y\log(p) + (1 - y)\log(1 - p))}\)

Where y is the ground truth probability of positive outcome for a given example, and p the probability predicted by the model. By default, gradients of this loss function are scaled by factor 1/m, where m is the number of regression outputs of a training example. The parameter grad_scale can be used to change this scale to grad_scale/m.

Defined in src/operator/

  • data (NDArray) – Input data to the function.
  • label (NDArray) – Input label to the function.
  • grad_scale (float, optional, default=1) – Scale the gradient by a float factor
  • out (NDArray, optional) – The output NDArray to hold the result.

out – The output of this function.

Return type:

NDArray or list of NDArrays