I’m following this tutorial to make this ML prediction:

``````import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from matplotlib import style

style.use("ggplot")
from sklearn import svm

x = [1, 5, 1.5, 8, 1, 9]
y = [2, 8, 1.8, 8, 0.6, 11]

plt.scatter(x,y)
plt.show()

X = np.array([[1,2],
[5,8],
[1.5,1.8],
[8,8],
[1,0.6],
[9,11]])

y = [0,1,0,1,0,1]
X.reshape(1, -1)

clf = svm.SVC(kernel="linear", C = 1.0)
clf.fit(X,y)

print(clf.predict([0.58,0.76]))
``````

I’m using Python 3.6 and I get error “Expected 2D array, got 1D array instead:”
I think the script is for older versions, but I don’t know how to convert it to the 3.6 version.

Already try with the:

``````X.reshape(1, -1)
``````

You are just supposed to provide the `predict` method with the same 2D array, but with one value that you want to process (or more). In short, you can just replace

``````[0.58,0.76]
``````

With

``````[[0.58,0.76]]
``````

And it should work.

EDIT: This answer became popular so I thought I’d add a little more explanation about ML. The short version: we can only use `predict` on data that is of the same dimensionality as the training data (`X`) was.

In the example in question, we give the computer a bunch of rows in `X` (with 2 values each) and we show it the correct responses in `y`. When we want to `predict` using new values, our program expects the same – a bunch of rows. Even if we want to do it to just one row (with two values), that row has to be part of another array.

The problem is occurring when you run prediction on the array `[0.58,0.76]`. Fix the problem by reshaping it before you call `predict()`:

``````import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from matplotlib import style

style.use("ggplot")
from sklearn import svm

x = [1, 5, 1.5, 8, 1, 9]
y = [2, 8, 1.8, 8, 0.6, 11]

plt.scatter(x,y)
plt.show()

X = np.array([[1,2],
[5,8],
[1.5,1.8],
[8,8],
[1,0.6],
[9,11]])

y = [0,1,0,1,0,1]

clf = svm.SVC(kernel="linear", C = 1.0)
clf.fit(X,y)

test = np.array([0.58, 0.76])
print test       # Produces: [ 0.58  0.76]
print test.shape # Produces: (2,) meaning 2 rows, 1 col

test = test.reshape(1, -1)
print test       # Produces: [[ 0.58  0.76]]
print test.shape # Produces (1, 2) meaning 1 row, 2 cols

print(clf.predict(test)) # Produces , as expected
``````

I use the below approach.

``````reg = linear_model.LinearRegression()
reg.fit(df[['year']],df.income)

reg.predict([])
``````

I faced the same issue except that the data type of the instance I wanted to predict was a `panda.Series` object.

Well I just needed to predict one input instance. I took it from a slice of my data.

``````df = pd.DataFrame(list(BiogasPlant.objects.all()))
test = df.iloc[-1:]       # sliced it here
``````

In this case, you’ll need to convert it into a 1-D array and then `reshape` it.

`````` test2d = test.values.reshape(1,-1)
``````

From the docs, `values` will convert Series into a numpy array.

I faced the same problem. You just have to make it an array and moreover you have to put double squared brackets to make it a single element of the 2D array as first bracket initializes the array and the second makes it an element of that array.

So simply replace the last statement by:

``````print(clf.predict(np.array[[0.58,0.76]]))
``````

Just insert the argument between a double square bracket:

``````regressor.predict([[values]])
``````

that worked for me

I was facing the same issue earlier but I have somehow found the solution,
You can try `reg.predict([])`.

The API used to allow scalar value but now you need to give a 2D array.

With one feature my Dataframe list converts to a Series. I had to convert it back to a Dataframe list and it worked.

``````if type(X) is Series:
X = X.to_frame()
``````

Just enclose your numpy object with two square brackets or vice versa.

For example:

If initially your `x = [8,9,12,7,5]`

change it to `x = [ [8,9,12,7,5] ]`.

That should fix the dimension issue

You can do it like this:

np.array(x)[:, None]

The X and Y matrix of Independent Variable and Dependent Variable respectively to DataFrame from int64 Type so that it gets converted from 1D array to 2D array..
i.e X=pd.DataFrame(X) and Y=pd.dataFrame(Y) where pd is of pandas class in python. and thus feature scaling in-turn doesn’t lead to any error!