Recommendations for using the relative operating characteristic (ROC)

@article{Pontius2013RecommendationsFU,
  title={Recommendations for using the relative operating characteristic (ROC)},
  author={R. Pontius and B. Parmentier},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={29},
  pages={367-382}
}
The relative operating characteristic (ROC) is a widely-used method to measure diagnostic signals including predictions of land changes, species distributions, and ecological niches. The ROC measures the degree to which presence for a Boolean variable is associated with high ranks of an index. The ROC curve plots the rate of true positives versus the rate of false positives obtained from the comparison between the Boolean variable and multiple diagnoses derived from thresholds applied to the… Expand
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