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24 Jul 2009 ROCout=roc(varargin) compute a ROC curve Author: Giuseppe Cardillo

Agree with cabrego, this algorithm does not work correctly. Depending on the input data, it generates ROC curves with specificity and sensitivity backward. I believe this is because elements that fall below a cutoff value (I in the code) are called "true positives" when they should be "false positives". The convention is that higher values of a test are abnormal (positive).

I confirmed that other software (online ROC calculator, ROCR in R, STATA) does not behave this way with the same input data and all others produce correct results.

Use at your own risk.

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