Section: New Software and Platforms

Scikit learn

Participants : Olivier Grisel [correspondant] , Gaël Varoquaux, Bertrand Thirion, Michael Eickenberg, Loïc Estève, Alexandre Gramfort, Fabian Pedregosa Izquierdo.

Scikit-learn is an open-source machine learning toolkit written in Python/C that provides generic tools to learn information for the classification of various kinds of data, such as images or texts. It is tightly associated to the scientific Python software suite (Numpy/Scipy) for which it aims at providing a complementary toolkit for machine learning (classification, clustering, dimension reduction, regression). There is an important focus on code quality (API consistency, code readability, tests, documentation and examples), and on efficiency, as the scikit-learn compares favorably to state-of-the-art modules developed in R in terms of computation time or memory requirements. Scikit-learn is currently developed by more than 60 contributors, but the core developer team has been with the Parietal Inria team at Saclay-Île-de-France since January 2010. The scikit-learn has recently become the reference machine learning library in Python.

  • Version: 0.15.2

  • Programming language: Python, C/Cython