# Draw ROC Curve

A piece of fairly simple Matlab script to draw the ROC Curve from an array of scores and an array of labels.

```function [Tps, Fps] = ROC(scores, labels)

%% Sort Labels and Scores by Scores
sl = [scores; labels];
[d1 d2] = sort(sl(1,:));

sorted_sl = sl(:,d2);
s_scores = sorted_sl(1,:);
s_labels = round(sorted_sl(2,:));

%% Constants
counts = histc(s_labels, unique(s_labels));

Tps = zeros(1, size(s_labels,2) + 1);
Fps = zeros(1,  size(s_labels,2) + 1);

negCount = counts(1);
posCount = counts(2);

%% Shift threshold to find the ROC
for thresIdx = 1:(size(s_scores,2)+1)

% for each Threshold Index
tpCount = 0;
fpCount = 0;

for i = [1:size(s_scores,2)]

if (i >= thresIdx)           % We think it is positive
if (s_labels(i) == 1)   % Right!
tpCount = tpCount + 1;
else                    % Wrong!
fpCount = fpCount + 1;
end
end

end

Tps(thresIdx) = tpCount/posCount;
Fps(thresIdx) = fpCount/negCount;

end

%% Draw the Curve

% Sort [Tps;Fps]
x = Tps;
y = Fps;

% Interplotion to draw spline line
count = 100;
dist = (x(1) - x(size(x,2)))/100;
xx = [x(1):-dist:x(size(x,2))];

% In order to get the interpolations, we remove all the unique numbers
[d1 d2] = unique(x);
uni_x = x(1,d2);
uni_y = y(1,d2);
yy = spline(uni_x,uni_y,xx);

% No value should exceed 1
yy = min(yy, 1);

plot(x,y,'x',xx,yy);
```

Hope it helps.

Some improvements were added.

For a sample input:

```>> scores = rand(1,20)*100

scores =

Columns 1 through 7

43.8744   38.1558   76.5517   79.5200   18.6873   48.9764   44.5586

Columns 8 through 14

64.6313   70.9365   75.4687   27.6025   67.9703   65.5098   16.2612

Columns 15 through 20

11.8998   49.8364   95.9744   34.0386   58.5268   22.3812

>> labels = round(rand(1,20))

labels =

Columns 1 through 12

1     0     1     1     1     1     1     0     0     0     1     0

Columns 13 through 20

1     0     1     0     0     0     1     0

>> ROC(scores,labels);
```

Gives an output like:

Fork it on Github: DrawROC on Github

1. honey

can u give the sample data for scores and labels as input for this function.Thanks.

• A sample is added :]

2. honey

can u provide the code to measure the ROC curve(AUC) for the given output? Thanks

• Not reach this step yet. Once I get something on AUC, I may post it here. :]

3. jia

无意中搜到楼主的代码，感谢楼主。另外我想问一下，楼主有area under the ROC curve的代码吗？谢谢

4. Sander Ali

If i have the values of sensitivity and specificity, how do i use this function to plot my ROC curve