Python in Machine Learning


at MLO Lunch, Kilburn 2.15 on Mar 25, 2009 [pdf]
Neil D. Lawrence, University of Sheffield


Is Python a viable replacement for MATLAB?\ \ We are incredibly reliant on MATLAB, but should we be looking elsewhere for our ML programming needs? In this ML lunch I will try and share my recent experiences with Python and machine learning: good and bad. The main questions I think we should be considering are:\ \ Should we be trying to move to Python for our research?\ \ Should we be using Python in our teaching?\ \ I don’t know the answer, but I’ll try and use this MLO lunch to start the debate!