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Scikit-learn 2014 sprint: a report

A week ago, the 2014 edition of the scikit-learn sprint was held in Paris. This was the third time that we held an internation sprint and it was hugely productive, and great fun, as always.

Great people and great venues

We had a mix of core contributors and newcomers, which …

Scikit-learn 0.15 release: highlights

We have just released the 0.15 version of scikit-learn. Hurray!! Thanks to all involved.

A long development stretch

It’s been a while since the last release of scikit-learn. So a lot has happened. Exactly 2611 commits according my count. Quite clearly, we have more and more existing code …

Google summer of code projects for scikit-learn

I’d like to welcome the four students that were accepted for the GSoC this year:

Welcome to all of you. Your submissions were excellent, and you demonstrated a good will …

Hiring a programmer for a brain imaging machine-learning library

Work with us on putting machine learning in the hand of cognitive scientists

Parietal is a research team that creates advanced data analysis to mine functional brain images and solve medical and cognitive science problems. Our day to day work is to write machine-learning and statistics code to understand and …

Publishing scientific software matters

Christophe Pradal, Hans Peter Langtangen, and myself recently edited a version of the Journal of Computational Science on scientific software, in particular those written in Python. We wrote an editorial defending writing and publishing open source scientific software that I wish to summarize here. The full text preprint is openly …

Scikit-learn 0.14 release: features and benchmarks

I have tagged and released the scikit-learn 0.14 release yesterday evening, after more than 6 months of heavy development from the team. I would like to give a quick overview of the highlights of this release in terms of features but also in term of performance. Indeed, the scikit-learn …

RIP John Hunter: the loss of a great man

John Hunter, the author of matplotlib passed away yesterday after a short battle against cancer. John gave the keynote at the scipy 2012 conference a few weeks ago, and was diagnosed with cancer just on his return from the conference. It is a shock to me that that a friend …

A journal promoting high-quality research code: dream and reality

Open research computation (ORC) was an attempt to create a scientific publication promoting high-quality and open source scientific code. The project went public in falls 2010, but last month, facing the low volume of submission, the editorial board chose to reorient it as a special track of an existing journal …

Update on scikit-learn: recent developments for machine learning in Python

Yesterday, we released version 0.11 of the scikit-learn toolkit for machine learning in Python, and there was much rejoincing.

Major features gained in the last releases

In the last 6 months, there have been many things happening with the scikit-learn. While I do not whish to give an exhaustive …

3 Google summer of code for scikit-learn and more…

The scikit-learn got 3 students accepted for the Google summer of code.