# Python Scikit-learn: K Nearest Neighbors - Create a plot of k values vs accuracy

## Python Machine learning K Nearest Neighbors: Exercise-8 with Solution

Write a Python program using Scikit-learn to split the iris dataset into 80% train data and 20% test data. Out of total 150 records, the training set will contain 120 records and the test set contains 30 of those records. Train or fit the data into the model and using the K Nearest Neighbor Algorithm and create a plot of k values vs accuracy.

**Sample Solution:**

**Python Code:**

```
# Import necessary modules
import pandas as pd
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
from sklearn.neighbors import KNeighborsClassifier
from sklearn.model_selection import train_test_split
iris = pd.read_csv("iris.csv")
#Drop id column
iris = iris.drop('Id',axis=1)
X = iris.iloc[:, :-1].values
y = iris.iloc[:, 4].values
#Split arrays or matrices into train and test subsets
X_train, X_test, y_train, y_test = train_test_split(X, y, test_size=0.20)
knn = KNeighborsClassifier(n_neighbors=7)
knn = KNeighborsClassifier(n_neighbors=6)
knn.fit(X_train,y_train)
print("Preliminary model score:")
print(knn.score(X_test,y_test))
no_neighbors = np.arange(1, 9)
train_accuracy = np.empty(len(no_neighbors))
test_accuracy = np.empty(len(no_neighbors))
for i, k in enumerate(no_neighbors):
# We instantiate the classifier
knn = KNeighborsClassifier(n_neighbors=k)
# Fit the classifier to the training data
knn.fit(X_train,y_train)
# Compute accuracy on the training set
train_accuracy[i] = knn.score(X_train, y_train)
# Compute accuracy on the testing set
test_accuracy[i] = knn.score(X_test, y_test)
# Visualization of k values vs accuracy
plt.title('k-NN: Varying Number of Neighbors')
plt.plot(no_neighbors, test_accuracy, label = 'Testing Accuracy')
plt.plot(no_neighbors, train_accuracy, label = 'Training Accuracy')
plt.legend()
plt.xlabel('Number of Neighbors')
plt.ylabel('Accuracy')
plt.show()
```

Sample Output:

Preliminary model score: 0.9666666666666667

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