class imblearn.under_sampling.RepeatedEditedNearestNeighbours(*, sampling_strategy='auto', n_neighbors=3, max_iter=100, kind_sel='all', n_jobs=None)[source]#

Undersample based on the repeated edited nearest neighbour method.

This method repeats the EditedNearestNeighbours algorithm several times. The repetitions will stop when i) the maximum number of iterations is reached, or ii) no more observations are being removed, or iii) one of the majority classes becomes a minority class or iv) one of the majority classes disappears during undersampling.

Read more in the User Guide.

sampling_strategystr, list or callable

Sampling information to sample the data set.

  • When str, specify the class targeted by the resampling. Note the the number of samples will not be equal in each. Possible choices are:

    'majority': resample only the majority class;

    'not minority': resample all classes but the minority class;

    'not majority': resample all classes but the majority class;

    'all': resample all classes;

    'auto': equivalent to 'not minority'.

  • When list, the list contains the classes targeted by the resampling.

  • When callable, function taking y and returns a dict. The keys correspond to the targeted classes. The values correspond to the desired number of samples for each class.

n_neighborsint or object, default=3

If int, size of the neighbourhood to consider for the undersampling, i.e., if n_neighbors=3, a sample will be removed when any or most of its 3 closest neighbours are from a different class. If object, an estimator that inherits from KNeighborsMixin that will be used to find the nearest-neighbors. Note that if you want to examine the 3 closest neighbours of a sample for the undersampling, you need to pass a 4-KNN.

max_iterint, default=100

Maximum number of iterations of the edited nearest neighbours.

kind_sel{‘all’, ‘mode’}, default=’all’

Strategy to use to exclude samples.

  • If 'all', all neighbours should be of the same class of the examined sample for it not be excluded.

  • If 'mode', most neighbours should be of the same class of the examined sample for it not be excluded.

The strategy "all" will be less conservative than 'mode'. Thus, more samples will be removed when kind_sel="all", generally.

n_jobsint, default=None

Number of CPU cores used during the cross-validation loop. None means 1 unless in a joblib.parallel_backend context. -1 means using all processors. See Glossary for more details.


Dictionary containing the information to sample the dataset. The keys correspond to the class labels from which to sample and the values are the number of samples to sample.

nn_estimator object

Validated K-nearest Neighbours estimator linked to the parameter n_neighbors.

enn_sampler object

The validated EditedNearestNeighbours instance.

sample_indices_ndarray of shape (n_new_samples,)

Indices of the samples selected.

New in version 0.4.


Number of iterations run.

New in version 0.6.


Number of features in the input dataset.

New in version 0.9.

feature_names_in_ndarray of shape (n_features_in_,)

Names of features seen during fit. Defined only when X has feature names that are all strings.

New in version 0.10.

See also


Undersample by condensing samples.


Undersample by editing samples.


Undersample using ENN with varying neighbours.


The method is based on [1]. A one-vs.-rest scheme is used when sampling a class as proposed in [1].

Supports multi-class resampling.


[1] (1,2)

I. Tomek, “An Experiment with the Edited Nearest-Neighbor Rule,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, vol. 6(6), pp. 448-452, June 1976.


>>> from collections import Counter
>>> from sklearn.datasets import make_classification
>>> from imblearn.under_sampling import RepeatedEditedNearestNeighbours
>>> X, y = make_classification(n_classes=2, class_sep=2,
... weights=[0.1, 0.9], n_informative=3, n_redundant=1, flip_y=0,
... n_features=20, n_clusters_per_class=1, n_samples=1000, random_state=10)
>>> print('Original dataset shape %s' % Counter(y))
Original dataset shape Counter({1: 900, 0: 100})
>>> renn = RepeatedEditedNearestNeighbours()
>>> X_res, y_res = renn.fit_resample(X, y)
>>> print('Resampled dataset shape %s' % Counter(y_res))
Resampled dataset shape Counter({1: 887, 0: 100})


fit(X, y)

Check inputs and statistics of the sampler.

fit_resample(X, y)

Resample the dataset.


Get output feature names for transformation.


Get metadata routing of this object.


Get parameters for this estimator.


Set the parameters of this estimator.

fit(X, y)[source]#

Check inputs and statistics of the sampler.

You should use fit_resample in all cases.

X{array-like, dataframe, sparse matrix} of shape (n_samples, n_features)

Data array.

yarray-like of shape (n_samples,)

Target array.


Return the instance itself.

fit_resample(X, y)[source]#

Resample the dataset.

X{array-like, dataframe, sparse matrix} of shape (n_samples, n_features)

Matrix containing the data which have to be sampled.

yarray-like of shape (n_samples,)

Corresponding label for each sample in X.

X_resampled{array-like, dataframe, sparse matrix} of shape (n_samples_new, n_features)

The array containing the resampled data.

y_resampledarray-like of shape (n_samples_new,)

The corresponding label of X_resampled.


Get output feature names for transformation.

input_featuresarray-like of str or None, default=None

Input features.

  • If input_features is None, then feature_names_in_ is used as feature names in. If feature_names_in_ is not defined, then the following input feature names are generated: ["x0", "x1", ..., "x(n_features_in_ - 1)"].

  • If input_features is an array-like, then input_features must match feature_names_in_ if feature_names_in_ is defined.

feature_names_outndarray of str objects

Same as input features.


Get metadata routing of this object.

Please check User Guide on how the routing mechanism works.


A MetadataRequest encapsulating routing information.


Get parameters for this estimator.

deepbool, default=True

If True, will return the parameters for this estimator and contained subobjects that are estimators.


Parameter names mapped to their values.


Set the parameters of this estimator.

The method works on simple estimators as well as on nested objects (such as Pipeline). The latter have parameters of the form <component>__<parameter> so that it’s possible to update each component of a nested object.


Estimator parameters.

selfestimator instance

Estimator instance.

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