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The sklearn's documentation of the method roc_auc_score states that the parameter multi_class can take the value 'OvR' (which stands for One-vs-Rest) or 'OvO' (which stands for One-vs-One). These values are only applicable for multi-class classification problems.

Does anyone know in what particular cases we would use OvR as opposed to OvO? In the general academic literature, is there a preference given to one?

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    $\begingroup$ The linked scikit-learn page already references three (3) academic publications on this - did you check them? $\endgroup$
    – desertnaut
    Jan 6 at 13:47
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    $\begingroup$ This time I decided to clarify your post by editing it, but it's not my job to do it: it's yours. Please, next time, provide the necessary details to answer the question and do not assume that we have been reading what you have also read or know what you're talking about. As someone pointed out above, some acronyms may not be well-known, for instance. $\endgroup$
    – nbro
    Jan 6 at 22:01

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