- scipy.stats.contingency.crosstab(*args, levels=None, sparse=False)[source]#
Return table of counts for each possible unique combination in
len(args) > 1, the array computed by this function is often referred to as a contingency table .
The arguments must be sequences with the same length. The second return value, count, is an integer array with
len(args)dimensions. If levels is None, the shape of count is
(n0, n1, ...), where
nkis the number of unique elements in
A sequence of sequences whose unique aligned elements are to be counted. The sequences in args must all be the same length.
- levelssequence, optional
If levels is given, it must be a sequence that is the same length as args. Each element in levels is either a sequence or None. If it is a sequence, it gives the values in the corresponding sequence in args that are to be counted. If any value in the sequences in args does not occur in the corresponding sequence in levels, that value is ignored and not counted in the returned array count. The default value of levels for
- sparsebool, optional
If True, return a sparse matrix. The matrix will be an instance of the
scipy.sparse.coo_matrixclass. Because SciPy’s sparse matrices must be 2-d, only two input sequences are allowed when sparse is True. Default is False.
An object containing the following attributes:
- elementstuple of numpy.ndarrays.
Tuple of length
len(args)containing the arrays of elements that are counted in count. These can be interpreted as the labels of the corresponding dimensions of count. If levels was given, then if
levels[i]is not None,
elements[i]will hold the values given in
- countnumpy.ndarray or scipy.sparse.coo_matrix
Counts of the unique elements in
zip(*args), stored in an array. Also known as a contingency table when
len(args) > 1.
New in version 1.7.0.
“Contingency table”, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contingency_table
>>> from scipy.stats.contingency import crosstab
Given the lists a and x, create a contingency table that counts the frequencies of the corresponding pairs.
>>> a = ['A', 'B', 'A', 'A', 'B', 'B', 'A', 'A', 'B', 'B'] >>> x = ['X', 'X', 'X', 'Y', 'Z', 'Z', 'Y', 'Y', 'Z', 'Z'] >>> res = crosstab(a, x) >>> avals, xvals = res.elements >>> avals array(['A', 'B'], dtype='<U1') >>> xvals array(['X', 'Y', 'Z'], dtype='<U1') >>> res.count array([[2, 3, 0], [1, 0, 4]])
So (‘A’, ‘X’) occurs twice, (‘A’, ‘Y’) occurs three times, etc.
Higher dimensional contingency tables can be created.
>>> p = [0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1] >>> res = crosstab(a, x, p) >>> res.count array([[[2, 0], [2, 1], [0, 0]], [[1, 0], [0, 0], [1, 3]]]) >>> res.count.shape (2, 3, 2)
The values to be counted can be set by using the levels argument. It allows the elements of interest in each input sequence to be given explicitly instead finding the unique elements of the sequence.
For example, suppose one of the arguments is an array containing the answers to a survey question, with integer values 1 to 4. Even if the value 1 does not occur in the data, we want an entry for it in the table.
>>> q1 = [2, 3, 3, 2, 4, 4, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 4] # 1 does not occur. >>> q2 = [4, 4, 2, 2, 2, 4, 1, 1, 2, 2, 4, 2, 2, 2, 4] # 3 does not occur. >>> options = [1, 2, 3, 4] >>> res = crosstab(q1, q2, levels=(options, options)) >>> res.count array([[0, 0, 0, 0], [1, 1, 0, 1], [1, 4, 0, 1], [0, 3, 0, 3]])
If levels is given, but an element of levels is None, the unique values of the corresponding argument are used. For example,
>>> res = crosstab(q1, q2, levels=(None, options)) >>> res.elements [array([2, 3, 4]), [1, 2, 3, 4]] >>> res.count array([[1, 1, 0, 1], [1, 4, 0, 1], [0, 3, 0, 3]])
If we want to ignore the pairs where 4 occurs in
q2, we can give just the values [1, 2] to levels, and the 4 will be ignored:
>>> res = crosstab(q1, q2, levels=(None, [1, 2])) >>> res.elements [array([2, 3, 4]), [1, 2]] >>> res.count array([[1, 1], [1, 4], [0, 3]])
Finally, let’s repeat the first example, but return a sparse matrix:
>>> res = crosstab(a, x, sparse=True) >>> res.count <2x3 sparse matrix of type '<class 'numpy.int64'>' with 4 stored elements in COOrdinate format> >>> res.count.A array([[2, 3, 0], [1, 0, 4]])