# How to get the mean of ROC curves using Matlab?

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I met a problem to plot the mean ROC curve of the 10-fold cross-validation using Matlab.

I run the code cvPartition = cvpartition(dataSize,'k', 10); to get 10 fold of training and testing. However, as it randomly choose the number of training and testing. The ROC curve I got from each fold is with different size. In addition, I want to plot the mean ROC of these ten ROC curves I got from the cross-validation. Anyone knows how to do this? I read another post using Python perfectly solve the problem using 1D interpolation. Not sure how to do this in Matlab.

All the FPR and TPR values:

FPR_All =

Columns 1 through 9

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0.2500 0.2000 0 0.1667 0.1667 0.1429 0.3333 0.2000 0

0.5000 0.4000 0.2500 0.3333 0.3333 0.2857 0.6667 0.4000 0.3333

0.7500 0.6000 0.5000 0.5000 0.5000 0.4286 1.0000 0.6000 0.6667

1.0000 0.8000 0.7500 0.6667 0.6667 0.5714 NaN 0.8000 1.0000

NaN 1.0000 1.0000 0.8333 0.8333 0.7143 NaN 1.0000 NaN

NaN NaN NaN 1.0000 1.0000 0.8571 NaN NaN NaN

NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.0000 NaN NaN NaN

NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN

Column 10

0

0

0.1429

0.2857

0.4286

0.5714

0.7143

0.8571

1.0000

NaN

TPR_All =

Columns 1 through 9

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1.0000 1.0000 0.8333 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 0.8571

1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000

1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000

1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000

1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 NaN 1.0000 1.0000

NaN 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 NaN 1.0000 NaN

NaN NaN NaN 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 NaN NaN NaN

NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.0000 NaN NaN NaN

NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN

Column 10

0

1.0000

1.0000

1.0000

1.0000

1.0000

1.0000

1.0000

1.0000

NaN

### Answers (2)

Erik
on 1 Sep 2016

I guess the matrix rows are the ROC-curves, each a number of elements in every column (ans a few NaN after the 1). Then you could take the mean of every row while replacing NaNs using

matrix(isnan(matrix)) = 1; % replace NaN with 1

meanROC = mean(matrix,2); % mean of rows

which will tell MATLAB to take the mean along the 2nd dimension of the matrix, i.e. its rows. The NaNs must be replaces with ones, because otherwise the mean function would return NaN on every row with a NaN. The result is a column vector with the mean ROC-value.

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