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hmmlearn is a set of algorithms for unsupervised learning and inference of Hidden Markov Models. For supervised learning learning of HMMs and similar models see seqlearn.

Note: This package is under limited-maintenance mode.

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The required dependencies to use hmmlearn are

  • Python >= 3.6
  • NumPy >= 1.10
  • scikit-learn >= 0.16

You also need Matplotlib >= 1.1.1 to run the examples and pytest >= 2.6.0 to run the tests.


Requires a C compiler and Python headers.

To install from PyPI:

pip install --upgrade --user hmmlearn

To install from the repo:

pip install --user git+