econml.metalearners.TLearner
- class econml.metalearners.TLearner(*, models, categories='auto', allow_missing=False)[source]
Bases:
econml._cate_estimator.TreatmentExpansionMixin
,econml._cate_estimator.LinearCateEstimator
Conditional mean regression estimator.
- Parameters
models (outcome estimators for both control units and treatment units) – It can be a single estimator applied to all the control and treatment units or a tuple/list of estimators with one estimator per treatment (including control). Must implement fit and predict methods.
categories (‘auto’ or list, default ‘auto’) – The categories to use when encoding discrete treatments (or ‘auto’ to use the unique sorted values). The first category will be treated as the control treatment.
allow_missing (bool) – Whether to allow missing values in X. If True, will need to supply models that can handle missing values.
Examples
A simple example:
from econml.metalearners import TLearner from sklearn.linear_model import LinearRegression np.random.seed(123) X = np.random.normal(size=(1000, 5)) T = np.random.binomial(1, scipy.special.expit(X[:, 0])) y = (1 + .5*X[:, 0]) * T + X[:, 0] + np.random.normal(size=(1000,)) est = TLearner(models=LinearRegression()) est.fit(y, T, X=X)
>>> est.effect(X[:3]) array([0.58547..., 1.82860..., 0.78379...])
Methods
__init__
(*, models[, categories, allow_missing])ate
([X, T0, T1])Calculate the average treatment effect \(E_X[\tau(X, T0, T1)]\).
ate_inference
([X, T0, T1])Inference results for the quantity \(E_X[\tau(X, T0, T1)]\) produced by the model.
ate_interval
([X, T0, T1, alpha])Confidence intervals for the quantity \(E_X[\tau(X, T0, T1)]\) produced by the model.
cate_feature_names
([feature_names])Public interface for getting feature names.
cate_output_names
([output_names])Public interface for getting output names.
cate_treatment_names
([treatment_names])Get treatment names.
const_marginal_ate
([X])Calculate the average constant marginal CATE \(E_X[\theta(X)]\).
Inference results for the quantities \(E_X[\theta(X)]\) produced by the model.
const_marginal_ate_interval
([X, alpha])Confidence intervals for the quantities \(E_X[\theta(X)]\) produced by the model.
Calculate the constant marignal treatment effect on a vector of features for each sample.
Inference results for the quantities \(\theta(X)\) produced by the model.
const_marginal_effect_interval
([X, alpha])Confidence intervals for the quantities \(\theta(X)\) produced by the model.
effect
([X, T0, T1])Calculate the heterogeneous treatment effect \(\tau(X, T0, T1)\).
effect_inference
([X, T0, T1])Inference results for the quantities \(\tau(X, T0, T1)\) produced by the model.
effect_interval
([X, T0, T1, alpha])Confidence intervals for the quantities \(\tau(X, T0, T1)\) produced by the model.
fit
(Y, T, *, X[, inference])Build an instance of TLearner.
marginal_ate
(T[, X])Calculate the average marginal effect \(E_{T, X}[\partial\tau(T, X)]\).
marginal_ate_inference
(T[, X])Inference results for the quantities \(E_{T,X}[\partial \tau(T, X)]\) produced by the model.
marginal_ate_interval
(T[, X, alpha])Confidence intervals for the quantities \(E_{T,X}[\partial \tau(T, X)]\) produced by the model.
marginal_effect
(T[, X])Calculate the heterogeneous marginal effect \(\partial\tau(T, X)\).
marginal_effect_inference
(T[, X])Inference results for the quantities \(\partial \tau(T, X)\) produced by the model.
marginal_effect_interval
(T[, X, alpha])Confidence intervals for the quantities \(\partial \tau(T, X)\) produced by the model.
shap_values
(X, *[, feature_names, ...])Shap value for the final stage models (const_marginal_effect)
Attributes
Get an instance of
DoWhyWrapper
to allow other functionalities from dowhy package.transformer
- ate(X=None, *, T0=0, T1=1)
Calculate the average treatment effect \(E_X[\tau(X, T0, T1)]\).
The effect is calculated between the two treatment points and is averaged over the population of X variables.
- Parameters
T0 ((m, d_t) matrix or vector of length m) – Base treatments for each sample
T1 ((m, d_t) matrix or vector of length m) – Target treatments for each sample
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
- Returns
τ – Average treatment effects on each outcome Note that when Y is a vector rather than a 2-dimensional array, the result will be a scalar
- Return type
float or (d_y,) array
- ate_inference(X=None, *, T0=0, T1=1)
Inference results for the quantity \(E_X[\tau(X, T0, T1)]\) produced by the model. Available only when
inference
is notNone
, when calling the fit method.- Parameters
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
T0 ((m, d_t) matrix or vector of length m, default 0) – Base treatments for each sample
T1 ((m, d_t) matrix or vector of length m, default 1) – Target treatments for each sample
- Returns
PopulationSummaryResults – The inference results instance contains prediction and prediction standard error and can on demand calculate confidence interval, z statistic and p value. It can also output a dataframe summary of these inference results.
- Return type
- ate_interval(X=None, *, T0=0, T1=1, alpha=0.05)
Confidence intervals for the quantity \(E_X[\tau(X, T0, T1)]\) produced by the model. Available only when
inference
is notNone
, when calling the fit method.- Parameters
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
T0 ((m, d_t) matrix or vector of length m, default 0) – Base treatments for each sample
T1 ((m, d_t) matrix or vector of length m, default 1) – Target treatments for each sample
alpha (float in [0, 1], default 0.05) – The overall level of confidence of the reported interval. The alpha/2, 1-alpha/2 confidence interval is reported.
- Returns
lower, upper – The lower and the upper bounds of the confidence interval for each quantity.
- Return type
tuple(type of
ate(X, T0, T1)
, type ofate(X, T0, T1))
)
- cate_feature_names(feature_names=None)
Public interface for getting feature names.
To be overriden by estimators that apply transformations the input features.
- Parameters
feature_names (list of str of length X.shape[1] or None) – The names of the input features. If None and X is a dataframe, it defaults to the column names from the dataframe.
- Returns
out_feature_names – Returns feature names.
- Return type
list of str or None
- cate_output_names(output_names=None)
Public interface for getting output names.
To be overriden by estimators that apply transformations the outputs.
- Parameters
output_names (list of str of length Y.shape[1] or None) – The names of the outcomes. If None and the Y passed to fit was a dataframe, it defaults to the column names from the dataframe.
- Returns
output_names – Returns output names.
- Return type
list of str
- cate_treatment_names(treatment_names=None)
Get treatment names.
If the treatment is discrete or featurized, it will return expanded treatment names.
- Parameters
treatment_names (list of str of length T.shape[1], optional) – The names of the treatments. If None and the T passed to fit was a dataframe, it defaults to the column names from the dataframe.
- Returns
out_treatment_names – Returns (possibly expanded) treatment names.
- Return type
list of str
- const_marginal_ate(X=None)
Calculate the average constant marginal CATE \(E_X[\theta(X)]\).
- Parameters
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample.
- Returns
theta – Average constant marginal CATE of each treatment on each outcome. Note that when Y or featurized-T (or T if treatment_featurizer is None) is a vector rather than a 2-dimensional array, the corresponding singleton dimensions in the output will be collapsed (e.g. if both are vectors, then the output of this method will also be a scalar)
- Return type
(d_y, d_f_t) matrix where d_f_t is the dimension of the featurized treatment. If treatment_featurizer is None, d_f_t = d_t.
- const_marginal_ate_inference(X=None)
Inference results for the quantities \(E_X[\theta(X)]\) produced by the model. Available only when
inference
is notNone
, when calling the fit method.- Parameters
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
- Returns
PopulationSummaryResults – The inference results instance contains prediction and prediction standard error and can on demand calculate confidence interval, z statistic and p value. It can also output a dataframe summary of these inference results.
- Return type
- const_marginal_ate_interval(X=None, *, alpha=0.05)
Confidence intervals for the quantities \(E_X[\theta(X)]\) produced by the model. Available only when
inference
is notNone
, when calling the fit method.- Parameters
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
alpha (float in [0, 1], default 0.05) – The overall level of confidence of the reported interval. The alpha/2, 1-alpha/2 confidence interval is reported.
- Returns
lower, upper – The lower and the upper bounds of the confidence interval for each quantity.
- Return type
tuple(type of
const_marginal_ate(X)
, type ofconst_marginal_ate(X)
)
- const_marginal_effect(X)[source]
Calculate the constant marignal treatment effect on a vector of features for each sample.
- Parameters
X (matrix, shape (m × d_x)) – Matrix of features for each sample.
- Returns
τ_hat – Constant marginal CATE of each treatment on each outcome for each sample X[i]. Note that when Y is a vector rather than a 2-dimensional array, the corresponding singleton dimensions in the output will be collapsed
- Return type
matrix, shape (m, d_y, d_t)
- const_marginal_effect_inference(X=None)
Inference results for the quantities \(\theta(X)\) produced by the model. Available only when
inference
is notNone
, when calling the fit method.- Parameters
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
- Returns
InferenceResults – The inference results instance contains prediction and prediction standard error and can on demand calculate confidence interval, z statistic and p value. It can also output a dataframe summary of these inference results.
- Return type
- const_marginal_effect_interval(X=None, *, alpha=0.05)
Confidence intervals for the quantities \(\theta(X)\) produced by the model. Available only when
inference
is notNone
, when calling the fit method.- Parameters
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
alpha (float in [0, 1], default 0.05) – The overall level of confidence of the reported interval. The alpha/2, 1-alpha/2 confidence interval is reported.
- Returns
lower, upper – The lower and the upper bounds of the confidence interval for each quantity.
- Return type
tuple(type of
const_marginal_effect(X)
, type ofconst_marginal_effect(X)
)
- effect(X=None, *, T0=0, T1=1)
Calculate the heterogeneous treatment effect \(\tau(X, T0, T1)\).
The effect is calculated between the two treatment points conditional on a vector of features on a set of m test samples \(\{T0_i, T1_i, X_i\}\).
- Parameters
T0 ((m, d_t) matrix or vector of length m) – Base treatments for each sample
T1 ((m, d_t) matrix or vector of length m) – Target treatments for each sample
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
- Returns
τ – Heterogeneous treatment effects on each outcome for each sample Note that when Y is a vector rather than a 2-dimensional array, the corresponding singleton dimension will be collapsed (so this method will return a vector)
- Return type
(m, d_y) matrix
- effect_inference(X=None, *, T0=0, T1=1)
Inference results for the quantities \(\tau(X, T0, T1)\) produced by the model. Available only when
inference
is notNone
, when calling the fit method.- Parameters
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
T0 ((m, d_t) matrix or vector of length m, default 0) – Base treatments for each sample
T1 ((m, d_t) matrix or vector of length m, default 1) – Target treatments for each sample
- Returns
InferenceResults – The inference results instance contains prediction and prediction standard error and can on demand calculate confidence interval, z statistic and p value. It can also output a dataframe summary of these inference results.
- Return type
- effect_interval(X=None, *, T0=0, T1=1, alpha=0.05)
Confidence intervals for the quantities \(\tau(X, T0, T1)\) produced by the model. Available only when
inference
is notNone
, when calling the fit method.- Parameters
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
T0 ((m, d_t) matrix or vector of length m, default 0) – Base treatments for each sample
T1 ((m, d_t) matrix or vector of length m, default 1) – Target treatments for each sample
alpha (float in [0, 1], default 0.05) – The overall level of confidence of the reported interval. The alpha/2, 1-alpha/2 confidence interval is reported.
- Returns
lower, upper – The lower and the upper bounds of the confidence interval for each quantity.
- Return type
tuple(type of
effect(X, T0, T1)
, type ofeffect(X, T0, T1))
)
- fit(Y, T, *, X, inference=None)[source]
Build an instance of TLearner.
- Parameters
Y (array_like, shape (n, ) or (n, d_y)) – Outcome(s) for the treatment policy.
T (array_like, shape (n, ) or (n, 1)) – Treatment policy. Only binary treatments are accepted as input. T will be flattened if shape is (n, 1).
X (array_like, shape (n, d_x)) – Feature vector that captures heterogeneity.
inference (str,
Inference
instance, or None) – Method for performing inference. This estimator supports ‘bootstrap’ (or an instance ofBootstrapInference
)
- Returns
self
- Return type
an instance of self.
- marginal_ate(T, X=None)
Calculate the average marginal effect \(E_{T, X}[\partial\tau(T, X)]\).
The marginal effect is calculated around a base treatment point and averaged over the population of X.
- Parameters
T ((m, d_t) matrix) – Base treatments for each sample
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
- Returns
grad_tau – Average marginal effects on each outcome Note that when Y or T is a vector rather than a 2-dimensional array, the corresponding singleton dimensions in the output will be collapsed (e.g. if both are vectors, then the output of this method will be a scalar)
- Return type
(d_y, d_t) array
- marginal_ate_inference(T, X=None)
Inference results for the quantities \(E_{T,X}[\partial \tau(T, X)]\) produced by the model. Available only when
inference
is notNone
, when calling the fit method.- Parameters
T ((m, d_t) matrix) – Base treatments for each sample
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
- Returns
PopulationSummaryResults – The inference results instance contains prediction and prediction standard error and can on demand calculate confidence interval, z statistic and p value. It can also output a dataframe summary of these inference results.
- Return type
- marginal_ate_interval(T, X=None, *, alpha=0.05)
Confidence intervals for the quantities \(E_{T,X}[\partial \tau(T, X)]\) produced by the model. Available only when
inference
is notNone
, when calling the fit method.- Parameters
T ((m, d_t) matrix) – Base treatments for each sample
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
alpha (float in [0, 1], default 0.05) – The overall level of confidence of the reported interval. The alpha/2, 1-alpha/2 confidence interval is reported.
- Returns
lower, upper – The lower and the upper bounds of the confidence interval for each quantity.
- Return type
tuple(type of
marginal_ate(T, X)
, type ofmarginal_ate(T, X)
)
- marginal_effect(T, X=None)
Calculate the heterogeneous marginal effect \(\partial\tau(T, X)\).
The marginal effect is calculated around a base treatment point conditional on a vector of features on a set of m test samples \(\{T_i, X_i\}\). If treatment_featurizer is None, the base treatment is ignored in this calculation and the result is equivalent to const_marginal_effect.
- Parameters
T ((m, d_t) matrix) – Base treatments for each sample
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
- Returns
grad_tau – Heterogeneous marginal effects on each outcome for each sample Note that when Y or T is a vector rather than a 2-dimensional array, the corresponding singleton dimensions in the output will be collapsed (e.g. if both are vectors, then the output of this method will also be a vector)
- Return type
(m, d_y, d_t) array
- marginal_effect_inference(T, X=None)
Inference results for the quantities \(\partial \tau(T, X)\) produced by the model. Available only when
inference
is notNone
, when calling the fit method.- Parameters
T ((m, d_t) matrix) – Base treatments for each sample
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
- Returns
InferenceResults – The inference results instance contains prediction and prediction standard error and can on demand calculate confidence interval, z statistic and p value. It can also output a dataframe summary of these inference results.
- Return type
- marginal_effect_interval(T, X=None, *, alpha=0.05)
Confidence intervals for the quantities \(\partial \tau(T, X)\) produced by the model. Available only when
inference
is notNone
, when calling the fit method.- Parameters
T ((m, d_t) matrix) – Base treatments for each sample
X ((m, d_x) matrix, optional) – Features for each sample
alpha (float in [0, 1], default 0.05) – The overall level of confidence of the reported interval. The alpha/2, 1-alpha/2 confidence interval is reported.
- Returns
lower, upper – The lower and the upper bounds of the confidence interval for each quantity.
- Return type
tuple(type of
marginal_effect(T, X)
, type ofmarginal_effect(T, X)
)
- shap_values(X, *, feature_names=None, treatment_names=None, output_names=None, background_samples=100)
Shap value for the final stage models (const_marginal_effect)
- Parameters
X ((m, d_x) matrix) – Features for each sample. Should be in the same shape of fitted X in final stage.
feature_names (list of str of length X.shape[1], optional) – The names of input features.
treatment_names (list, optional) – The name of featurized treatment. In discrete treatment scenario, the name should not include the name of the baseline treatment (i.e. the control treatment, which by default is the alphabetically smaller)
output_names (list, optional) – The name of the outcome.
background_samples (int , default 100) – How many samples to use to compute the baseline effect. If None then all samples are used.
- Returns
shap_outs – A nested dictionary by using each output name (e.g. ‘Y0’, ‘Y1’, … when output_names=None) and each treatment name (e.g. ‘T0’, ‘T1’, … when treatment_names=None) as key and the shap_values explanation object as value. If the input data at fit time also contain metadata, (e.g. are pandas DataFrames), then the column metatdata for the treatments, outcomes and features are used instead of the above defaults (unless the user overrides with explicitly passing the corresponding names).
- Return type
nested dictionary of Explanation object
- property dowhy
Get an instance of
DoWhyWrapper
to allow other functionalities from dowhy package. (e.g. causal graph, refutation test, etc.)- Returns
DoWhyWrapper – An instance of
DoWhyWrapper
- Return type
instance