# tfp.stats.brier_score

Compute Brier score for a probabilistic prediction.

The [Brier score][1] is a loss function for probabilistic predictions over a number of discrete outcomes. For a probability vector `p` and a realized outcome `k` the Brier score is `sum_i p[i]*p[i] - 2*p[k]`. Smaller values are better in terms of prediction quality. The Brier score can be negative.

Compared to the cross entropy (aka logarithmic scoring rule) the Brier score does not strongly penalize events which are deemed unlikely but do occur, see [2]. The Brier score is a strictly proper scoring rule and therefore yields consistent probabilistic predictions.

#### References

[1]: G.W. Brier. Verification of forecasts expressed in terms of probability. Monthley Weather Review, 1950. [2]: Tilmann Gneiting, Adrian E. Raftery. Strictly Proper Scoring Rules, Prediction, and Estimation. Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 102, 2007. https://www.stat.washington.edu/raftery/Research/PDF/Gneiting2007jasa.pdf

`labels` Tensor, (N1, ..., Nk), with tf.int32 or tf.int64 elements containing ground truth class labels in the range [0, num_classes].
`logits` Tensor, (N1, ..., Nk, num_classes), with logits for each example.
`name` Python `str` name prefixed to Ops created by this function.

`brier_score` Tensor, (N1, ..., Nk), containint elementwise Brier scores; caller should `reduce_mean()` over examples in a dataset.

[{ "type": "thumb-down", "id": "missingTheInformationINeed", "label":"Missing the information I need" },{ "type": "thumb-down", "id": "tooComplicatedTooManySteps", "label":"Too complicated / too many steps" },{ "type": "thumb-down", "id": "outOfDate", "label":"Out of date" },{ "type": "thumb-down", "id": "samplesCodeIssue", "label":"Samples / code issue" },{ "type": "thumb-down", "id": "otherDown", "label":"Other" }]
[{ "type": "thumb-up", "id": "easyToUnderstand", "label":"Easy to understand" },{ "type": "thumb-up", "id": "solvedMyProblem", "label":"Solved my problem" },{ "type": "thumb-up", "id": "otherUp", "label":"Other" }]