In this article, I’ll give you the ultimate Python libraries for any Machine Learning project:
- the must-know libraries for each step of the machine learning cycle - EDA, data cleaning, data engineering, modeling, etc…
- all open source
- all python
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It is an open-source library designed for easy development for both front-end (GUI) and your ML/Data pipeline(s). No other knowledge is required (no CSS, no nothing!). It has been designed to expedite application development, from initial prototypes to production-ready applications.
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How to code in Python without knowing Pandas?
This library has two core data structures: dataframes and series, allowing fast and flexible data cleaning and preparation. Essential functions include:
- Loading data
- Reshaping dataframes
- Basic statistics Pandas is the tool to start your Datascience project. Other concurrents are trying to surpass Pandas but are not as widely used as Dask or Polars. A good subject for a future article!
Although lower level than Pandas, Numpy is an essential tool for scientific computing and data preprocessing.
It evolves around arrays and allows for fast data manipulation and maths functions.
This library is another must-know Python library and, like Pandas is a must-have library for data-centric tasks.
True to its name, this library provides functions for statistical analysis.
The array of capabilities ranges from descriptive analysis to statistical tests; it is also a great library for handling time series data, univariate and multivariate statistics, etc.
YData Profiling facilitates the EDA step by thoroughly analyzing your data in one line of code.
The analysis includes missing value detection, correlation, and distribution analysis, etc.
This tool is very user-friendly and straightforward, making it an easy addition to your data science toolbox.
This might be Python’s top 3 most famous libraries, and rightfully so.
Sklearn is a reference in Machine Learning. It includes different models such as K-means clustering, regression, and classification algorithms.
It also excels in dimension reduction techniques.
Sklearn also provides data selection and validation functions. It's easy to learn/use and should be your go-to ML library during your data science journey.
Keras is a high-level API that runs on top of frameworks such as TensorFlow. If starting with Neural Networks, start with Keras. It is ideal for quick implementations as it simplifies the implementation process, making it the best beginner-friendly option for Neural Network implementation.
This library is a must-know for Neural Network modeling. Perfect when dealing with unstructured data such as image classification or NLP (Natural Language Processing). TensorFlow is widely used in research and industries as it provides a complete API for the design and manipulation of Neural Networks. Keras (mentioned above) provides a higher-level (simpler) API (It is built on top of TensorFlow).
XGBoost is one of the most popular libraries regarding Machine Learning algorithms.
This gradient-boosting library is widely used in real-life use cases, particularly for tabular data.
It is a favorite among Kaggle competition winners.
This library includes regression and classification algorithms but also provides feature selection tools.
This library, standing for Categorical Boosting, is the way to go if your dataset predominantly consists of categorical data. This library will circumvent the complexity of one hot encoding, eliminating the need to preprocess categorical data. It can provide better accuracy than XGBoost when running with default parameters.
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