## What is LDA in Sklearn?

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Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA). A classifier with a linear decision boundary, generated by fitting class conditional densities to the data and using Bayes’ rule. The model fits a Gaussian density to each class, assuming that all classes share the same covariance matrix.

## Is LDA a good classifier?

As we can see, LDA reached around 95% of accuracy as a classifier which is pretty good result. LDA basically projects the data in a new linear feature space, obviously the classifier will reach high accuracy if the data are linear separable.

**What is LDA classifier in machine learning?**

Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) is most commonly used as dimensionality reduction technique in the pre-processing step for pattern-classification and machine learning applications.

### What does LDA transform do?

LDA is a technique for multi-class classification that can be used to automatically perform dimensionality reduction.

### Is LDA binary classifier?

LDA supports both binary and multi-class classification.

**Is LDA supervised?**

Both LDA and PCA are linear transformation techniques: LDA is a supervised whereas PCA is unsupervised – PCA ignores class labels.

#### What is LDA in data science?

Linear discriminant analysis (LDA) is used here to reduce the number of features to a more manageable number before the process of classification. Each of the new dimensions generated is a linear combination of pixel values, which form a template.

#### What is the main difference between LDA and PCA?

LDA focuses on finding a feature subspace that maximizes the separability between the groups. While Principal component analysis is an unsupervised Dimensionality reduction technique, it ignores the class label. PCA focuses on capturing the direction of maximum variation in the data set.

**Where is LDA used?**

We can use LDA to calculate a projection of a dataset and select a number of dimensions or components of the projection to use as input to a model.

## When should we use LDA?

LDA is mainly used in classification problems where you have a categorical output variable. It allows both binary classification and multi-class classification. The standard LDA model makes use of the Gaussian Distribution of the input variables.