PyCon 2015 Scikit-learn Tutorial
Note: for updated tutorial content, see http://github.com/jakevdp/sklearn_tutorial
Instructor: Jake VanderPlas
This repository will contain files and other info associated with my PyCon 2015 scikit-learn tutorial.
The tutorial presentation was video-taped; the video is available here.
This tutorial requires the following packages:
- Python version 2.6-2.7 or 3.3-3.4
numpyversion 1.5 or later: http://www.numpy.org/
scipyversion 0.10 or later: http://www.scipy.org/
matplotlibversion 1.3 or later: http://matplotlib.org/
scikit-learnversion 0.14 or later: http://scikit-learn.org
ipythonversion 2.0 or later, with notebook support: http://ipython.org
seabornversion 0.5 or later
Once this is installed, the following command will install all required packages in your Python environment:
$ conda install numpy scipy matplotlib scikit-learn ipython-notebook seaborn
Alternatively, you can download and install the (very large) Anaconda software distribution, found at https://store.continuum.io/.
Downloading the Tutorial Materials
I would highly recommend using git, not only for this tutorial, but for the general betterment of your life. Once git is installed, you can clone the material in this tutorial by using the git address shown above:
git clone git://github.com/jakevdp/sklearn_pycon2015.git
If you can't or don't want to install git, there is a link above to download the contents of this repository as a zip file. I may make minor changes to the repository in the days before the tutorial, however, so cloning the repository is a much better option.
You can view the tutorial materials using the excellent nbviewer service.
Note, however, that you cannot modify or run the contents within nbviewer.
To modify them, first download the tutorial repository, change to the notebooks directory, and run
You should see the list in the ipython notebook launch page in your web browser.
For more information on the IPython notebook, see http://ipython.org/notebook.html
Note also that some of the code in these notebooks will not work outside the directory structure of this tutorial, so it is important to clone the full repository if possible.