# Feyn Changelog

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog, and this project adheres to Semantic Versioning.

## [3.0.1] - 2022-04-27

### Changed

- Use of
`feyn`

is now fully local, using an improved and lightweight version of the`QLattice`

bundled within`feyn`

. - You should now use
`feyn.QLattice()`

to get a`QLattice`

. Notice that the previous functions`feyn.connect_qlattice()`

and`ql.reset()`

are now deprecated. They have been updated to match the new workflow to ensure previous code still works as intended, but will be removed in future releases of`feyn`

.

### Fixed

`plot_response_1d`

on a single-feature model no longer requires the`by`

argument.`plot_activation_flow`

now warns the user when more than one sample is given.- Updated outdated LICENSE file.

## [2.1.5] - 2022-03-25

### Changed

`sklearn`

and`sympy`

is now a dependency of`feyn`

.

### Fixed

`plot_roc_curve`

now correctly computes for large datasets.- Minor performance improvements to the training.

## [2.1.4] - 2022-01-13

### Fixed

- Release windows versions missing in release 2.1.3.

## [2.1.3] - 2022-01-11

### Changed

- Build for python 3.10 for all major platforms.
- Drop support for python 3.6.

### Fixed

- Fixed an issue with
`np.float128`

type not supported on windows machines. Defaults to`numpy.longdouble`

.

## [2.1.2] - 2021-12-10

### Added

`feyn.reference`

models now perform automatic categorical preprocessing. This is done using the optional`stypes`

parameter in the constructor.

### Changed

`feyn.plots.plot_model_response_2d`

now has a fixed scale for classification to make it easier to read and compare.

### Fixed

- Fixed an issue where
`feyn.tools.estimate_priors`

would incorrectly rank the priors in some instances. - The type checker now allows all numerical numpy dtypes in place of "float" and all integer types for "int", so you no longer have to upcast your dataframes.
- Input name truncation in the model plots now don't truncate if the length would result in a same-length or longer string.

## [2.1.1] - 2021-10-27

### Added

- Sympify:
`feyn.tools.sympify()`

(also`model.sympify()`

) now has parameter`symbolic_cat`

that allows you to expand categories to their linear components to make it easier to port or evaluate a sympy expression.`feyn.tools.get_sympy_substitutions`

for easily converting a model and a sample to a substitution dictionary for use with`<sympy_expr>.evalf(subs=...)`

with the new category changes.

- Exposed convenience functions used by
`auto_run`

to make it more composable by the user:`feyn.tools.infer_available_threads`

tries to guess how many threads you can use. Returns maximum - 1.`feyn.tools.get_progress_label`

gives a label for use with`model.show`

that displays epoch count and an estimated time to finish (if elapsed seconds are given).

- Experimental feature for IPython environments only:
`ql.expand_auto_run`

is a function that takes all the same parameters as`auto_run`

and creates a runnable code cell with the same code that makes it easier for you to fold out an`auto_run`

loop to its primitive components. Note that this contains all of the error handling, general checking and safety measures of`auto_run`

that you might not need, but could serve as a starting point. - Added
`model.plot_pr_curve()`

to plot precision-recall curves. - Added
`feyn.tools.estimate_priors`

function for computing prior probabilities of inputs based on mutual information. - Added
`ql.update_priors`

function primitive for updating the QLattice with prior probabilities of inputs.

### Changed

`feyn.get_diverse_models`

is now more likely to return up to n models, and has improved runtime.`feyn.tools.get_model_parameters`

returns a slightly different structure for categories now. The category is the index, and the weight columns are now named as`{input_name}\[_ix\]}`

. This makes it easier to relate to the specific places in the model, for example for use in substituting values in the sympy expression.`model.inputs`

now returns a unique list of input names.- The target parameter of models from
`feyn.reference`

has been renamed`output_name`

.

### Fixed

- Sympify model bugs:
- Numerical input names now work correctly again.
- Categorical input names are now identifiable if multiple inputs exist in a model with the same name.
- Input names with sympy reserved characters should be better supported now (the characters get replaced).

- You can now install optional dependencies using
`pip install feyn[extras]`

- Fix display of inputs in models that would sometimes result in hard to copy input names.
- Models with categorical registers should now be reproducible with seed and same version of feyn/qlattice.

## [2.1.0] - 2021-09-27

### Added

- Add
`feyn.get_diverse_models`

. User facing function to get diverse models given their lineage in the QLattice. - Add
`feyn.tools.get_model_parameters`

(also`model.get_parameters`

). User can extract the parameters of a certain feature in the model as a pandas DataFrame. - Add option to save various plots:
`plot_model_summary`

(also`model.plot`

) plot as an html file.- plots in the majority of plotting functions.

- Add option to change the figsize of plots in the majority of plotting functions.
- Add more useful display of inputs in model when they share a common beginning.

### Changed

- New QLattice algorithm that vastly improves performance and has better traversal of the search space:
`QLattice.update`

now expects you to give all the`models`

you have - sorted by your metric of choice - and it will figure out how best to update on its own.- New format for saving and loading models. Breaks backwards compatibility with previously saved models.
`feyn.prune_models`

no longer supports`dropout`

and`decay`

parameters.

`plot_model_summary`

(also`model.plot`

):- Is intended to plot the most useful metrics and report for your final model, and has been changed to reflect this.
- Now displays a table of the inputs used in the model.

`plot_model_signal`

(also`model.plot_signal`

) no longer plots the summary metrics, and the arguments have changed to reflect this.`plot_partial_2d`

now has a deprecation warning, use`plot_model_response_2d`

(`model.plot_response_2d`

) instead.`auto_run`

:- Now sorts best models based on the Bayesian information criterion (BIC) by default rather than loss.
- No longer returns multiple models with identical mathematical expressions. This means that any number between one and ten models will be returned.
- Now estimates a time to completion.
- Starting models are now copied before being added to the fitting loop, meaning that your original models are left unchanged.

### Removed

- Remove
`feyn.best_diverse_models`

. Replaced by`feyn.get_diverse_models`

which has similar functionality. - Remove semantic type "bool" which previously only used functions add, multiply, gaussian2. We now recommend using the numerical semantic type instead.
- Remove deprecated
`plot_partial`

. This functionality is covered by`plot_model_response_1d`

.

### Fixed

`auto_run`

has been reprimanded and will now properly honor your selected amount of`threads`

.- The query language can now be used in all cases - there is no longer a limitation to which queries will be feasible.

## [2.0.7] - 2021-08-20

### Added

- More informative error messages and type checks for all top-level functions, such as:
- Primitives:
`ql.auto_run`

,`ql.sample_models`

,`feyn.sample_models`

,`feyn.fit_models`

,`feyn.prune_models`

,`feyn.best_diverse_models`

,`ql.update`

,

- Plotting:
`feyn.plots.plot_partial2d`

,`feyn.plots.plot_roc_curve`

,`feyn.plots.plot_probability_scores`

,`feyn.plots.plot_activation_flow`

,`feyn.plots.plot_model_summary`

,`feyn.plots.plot_model_response_1d`

,`feyn.plots.plot_residuals`

,`feyn.plots.plot_regression`

- Primitives:
`Model.predict`

can now accept`pd.Series`

.- New function added called
`Model.plot_signal`

. This displays signal flow through model. This is the previous behaviour of`Model.plot`

. - New function
`make_regression`

and`make_classification`

functions available in`feyn.datasets`

module. These are wrappers of the sklearn functions in`sklearn.datasets`

. - Feyn now has a native package for Mac with Apple silicon (M1 chip) for Python 3.8 and 3.9

### Changed

`plot_probability_scores`

parameter`h_kwargs`

has been replaced with`**kwargs`

. Now you can pass histogram kwargs as keyword arguments and not a dictionary`Model.plot`

now displays performance figures underneath the model signal. For regressors these are:`plot_regression`

,`plot_residuals`

. For classifiers these are:`plot_roc_curve`

,`plot_confusion_matrix`

.

### Removed

`ql.snapshots`

have been removed and the`QLattice`

no longer has backup and restore functionality.

## [2.0.4] - 2021-07-07

### Changed

`plot_partial`

is now called`plot_response_1d`

(`feyn.plots.plot_model_response_1d`

)- The named argument
`fixed`

is now called`input_constraints`

`plot_partial`

can still be called but now raises a FutureWarning about being deprecated.

- The named argument

## [2.0.1] - 2021-06-29

### Changed

`model.plot`

(`feyn.plots.plot_model_summary`

) has been updated:- The named argument
`test`

is now called`compare_data`

- Now supports
`labels`

param for custom labels for the summary metrics - Now supports a list of
`compare data`

, if you want to compare multiple things - Any additional metric added will be a more condensed column to make it easier to compare with the primary metrics

- The named argument

### Fixed

- Model graphs being cut off by jupyter's viewport in some instances should now be fixed by automatic rescaling to fit in view.

## [2.0.0] - 2021-06-18

### Changed

`Graph`

is now called`Model`

The

`QGraph`

no longer exists. Instead you now work on lists of`Model`

s.No longer directly instantiate a

`QLattice`

. Instead you call`feyn.connect_qlattice()`

.The common

`feyn`

workflow is now contained in one function called`auto_run`

which lives on a connected`QLattice`

.In addition to the above automatic workflow, we now have a more expressive set of functions to replace the old:

- A list of
`Model`

s can now be sampled from a connected`QLattice`

using`sample_models`

. This replaces part of the behaviour of the previous`get_regressor`

and`get_classifier`

on the`QGraph`

. - You now fit a list of
`Model`

s using`feyn.fit_models`

. This takes a list of`Model`

s as an input and returns a list of fitted`Model`

s. This replaces part of the previous fit step on the`QGraph`

. - You now prune the worst
`Model`

s from a list using`prune_models`

. This replaces part of the previous fit step on the`QGraph`

. Default behaviour removes duplicate`Model`

s, has a decay function on`Model`

s and dropout. - You get the best diverse
`Model`

s using`feyn.best_diverse_models`

. This replaces`QGraph.best`

. - Now that you operate on a list of
`Model`

s, you have the freedom of using the native python`filter`

function.- You still have a list of useful
`feyn.filter`

functions but instead apply to the native python`filter`

. These functions are. Refer to the documentation for more details:`Complexity`

`ContainsInputs`

`ExcludeFunctions`

`ContainsFunctions`

- You still have a list of useful
- You can display a
`Model`

as a graph using the`show_model`

function.`show_model`

detects whether you are in a`Jupyter`

environment and decides what to display.

- A list of
Other changes:

`plot_summary`

is now known as`plot`

that lives on a`Model`

.- The output of
`sympify`

has changed:- Categorical input features are now referenced as
`<feature_name>_cat`

. - Numerical input names get suffixed with
`_in`

. - Underscores and spaces in input names are truncated.

- Categorical input features are now referenced as
`sympify`

now supports`include_weights=False`

which gives an equation without weights and bias.`sympify`

now gives consistent results on up to 15 significant digits.`plot_goodness_of_fit`

is now called`plot_regression`

.`plot_regression_metrics`

has been removed - its uses should be covered by`plot_regression`

.

### Added

`plot_roc_curve`

has a`threshold`

parameter that will plot on the false positive rate and true positive rate at the given`threshold`

.`plot_confusion_matrix`

has a`threshold`

parameter.

### Removed

- Our experimental feature module
`__future__`

has for now outlived its purpose and has been removed.

## [1.6.1] - 2021-05-04

## [1.6.0] - 2021-05-04

### Added

- (
**future**) Graph Recorder object that incorporates barcode and feature frequency matrix and heatmaps (now called feature occurrence)

### Fixed

- Fixed a warning from matplotlib about duplicate cmap registering for newer versions of mpl.

## [1.5.6] - 2021-04-23

### Fixed

- Fixed bug in ROC plot function.

## [1.5.5] - 2021-04-21

### Fixed

- Fixed bug in qlattice migration script.

## [1.5.4] - 2021-04-21

### Added

- New sematic type "bool" which will only use functions that makes sense for boolean data types (add, multiply, gaussian2)
- New statistical plots,
`plot_goodness_of_fit`

and`plot_residuals`

to`feyn.plots`

. - New transient QLattice feature.
`plot summary`

improvements:- Pearson correlation is now default - and now properly displays negative instead of absolute correlation
- MI correlation now follows a simple linear colormap that better represents it.
- Spearman correlation is now available as an alternative correlation function

- Introduce
`plot_flow`

and a Jupyter-widget-enabled`plot_flow_interactive`

for graphs, allowing you to play around with samples and see the activations through the graph. - (
**future**) Barcode plot and feature frequency matrix and heatmap plots. - Query language available through
`feyn.filters`

updated- New matching starts from the output of the graph.
- Can write queries using
`+`

and`*`

operators. - Wildcards matching any subgraph
`_`

, complexity can be constrained with edge count in brackets.

- New
`show_threshold`

parameter in`plot_roc_curve`

that colours the ROC curve by thresholds.

## Changed

- Backwards compatability QLattice-urls has been removed from
`feyn.QLattice()`

. Now the only accepted usages are:`feyn.QLattice(qlattice="<qlattice-id>", api_token="<token>")`

.`feyn.QLattice(config="<name of a section in your config file>")`

.`feyn.QLattice() # First section in your config file`

.

## [1.5.3] - 2021-03-26

### Changed

- General algorithm improvements.

### Added

- Support for up to 2000 registers (Input features). Previously 200.
- Made it easier to trigger the hover information on graphs in notebooks.

## [1.5.2] - 2021-03-11

### Fixed

- Fixed bug in random seed, which caused QLattice.reset() to always use the same seed.

## [1.5.1] - 2021-03-10

### Changed

- Improve deprecation warning, so that it is obvious how to migrate the old configuration file.

## [1.5.0] - 2021-03-10

### Changed

- The parameters for the QLattice initializer has changed. You now only have to specify the
`qlattice`

and the`token`

instead of the full url. - With this, also the configuration-file format has changed accordingly.
`url`

has been replaced by`server`

and`qlattice`

. The old format still works, but support for it will be removed in a future release. A compatibility warning will be displayed for now.

### Fixed

- plot_partial2d: Fixed to use new contract when getting graph state.

## [1.4.8] - 2021-02-26

### Changed

- The QGraph.fit supports using Akaike Information Criterion (AIC) or Bayesian information criterion (BIC). This may become the default in the future, reducing the need for limiting depth and edges manually
- Default threads used for fitting ans sorting changed from 1 to 4

## [1.4.7] - 2021-02-12

### Changed

- General performance improvements in finding good graphs.

### Added

- Add roc_auc_score to
`feyn.metrics`

which will calculate the AUC of a graph. (Also accessible on`graph.roc_auc_score`

). - Plotting style improvements:
- 'light' is now usable as alias to 'default' when setting theme.
- Matplotlib plot styling now matches the theme choice.
- Added colormaps to use with matplotlib: 'feyn', 'feyn-diverging'. 'feyn-partial', 'feyn-primary', 'feyn-secondary', 'feyn-highlight', 'feyn-accent'.

- Added
`FeatureImportanceTable`

to`feyn.insights`

. (The equivalent functionality was previous in`pdheatmap`

from`__future__`

). - (
**future**) Add various stats functions.`graph_f_score`

and`plot_graph_p_value`

.

## [1.4.6] - 2021-01-08

### Added

- Targeted Maximum Likelihood Estimation (TMLE) introduced in
`feyn.inference`

. See more in our docs

### Changed

- Default graphs sort back to loss_value instead of bic.
`feyn.tools.simpify_graph`

default option is now to not formulate the logistic function, but instead output “logreg(…)“. Use argument`symbolic_lr=True`

if you want to keep previous behavior.- Categorical variables rendered in the sympify function from category(<X_featurename>) to category_
.

## [1.4.5] - 2020-12-18

### Added

- Python 3.9 support

### Fixed

- Fix memory bug when handling many registers (>165) in QLattice.

## [1.4.4] - 2020-12-18

### Removed

`metrics.get_mutual_information()`

,`metrics.get_pearson_correlations()`

,`metrics.get_summary_information()`

. The functionality is now covered by`metrics.calculate_mi()`

,`metrics.calculate_pc()`

in the public API.

### Changed

- Even more general performance improvements.

## [1.4.3] - 2020-12-04

### Changed

- General performance improvements.

### Added

`Graph.plot_partial()`

and`Graph.plot_partial2d()`

to analyze the graph response.`metrics.calculate_mi()`

,`metrics.calculate_pc()`

to calculate mutual information and pearson correlations.

## [1.4.2] - 2020-10-26

`Graph.sympify()`

which returns a sympy expression mathcing the graph- Mutual information and pearson correlations are now calculated on entire data set, giving more accurate results
`Graph.fit()`

function which can be used to fit or refit a single graph on a dataset- Adding support to both numerical and categorical partial dependence plots
- Bugfix: 1d plots with categoricals ordered wrt their weights
- Bugfix: Fix support np-dict for graph_summary

## [1.4.1] - 2020-10-09

- Added linear and constant reference models (in
`feyn.reference`

) to compare with and calculate p-values (lives in`feyn.metrics`

). - Graph vizualizations rewritten and much improved.
- Dark theme support!

## [1.4.0] - 2020-09-03

- ql.update now accepts either a single graph or a list of graphs.
- Added methods:
`QLattice.get_regressor`

and`QLattice.get_classifier`

to replace`QLattice.get_qgraph`

. - New mathematical functions:
`add`

,`exp`

and`log`

. - You can now control functions in graphs with new filters:
`feyn.filters.Functions(["add", "multiply"])`

and`feyn.filters.ExcludeFunctions("sine")`

. - New plot. ROC-curves.

## [1.3.3] - 2020-08-14

- Shorthands for plotting and score utility functions on feyn.Graph
- New approach to damping learning rates lead to more accurate fits
- Max-depth filter is less strict on which type of integers it accepts.
- Add automatric retries on failed http-requests
- Configurations can now also be stored in
`<home_folder>/.config/.feynrc`

## [1.3.1] - 2020-07-07

- The new automatic scalar is now default on both input and output.
- Alternative input and output semantic types (f#) that does not scaling

## [1.3.0] - 2020-07-06

- Added a new scaler: f$. It is more automatic.

## [1.2.1] - 2020-06-16

- Changed the configuration environment variable
`QLATTICE_BASE_URI`

to`FEYN_QLATTICE_URL`

. - Changed the configuration environment variable
`FEYN_TOKEN`

to`FEYN_QLATTICE_API_TOKEN`

. - Support for configuration via config file.
`feyn.ini`

or`.feynrc`

located in your home folder. - Breaks compatibility with qlattice <= 1.1.2
- Removed the neeed to add registers via qlattice.registers.get (and removed qlattice.registers.get)
- New parameter to get_qgraph function to choose the semantic type of the data colums (this replaces the need cat/fixed register types)

- Fixes bug with numpy 1.15 and multiarray import in windows 64bit

## [1.1.2] - 2020-05-11

- Added Windows Support!
- Removed dependency to GraphViz
- Removed dependency to scikit-learn