Why SFrame & GraphLab Create
There are many excellent machine learning libraries in Python. One of the most popular one today is scikit-learn. Similarly, there are many tools for data manipulations in Python; a popular example is Pandas. However, most of these tools do not scale to large datasets.
The SFrame package is available in open-source under a permissive BSD license. So, you will always be able to use SFrames for free. It can be installed with:
The SFrame package is available in open-source under a permissive BSD license. So, you will always be able to use SFrames for free.
pip install -U sframe
GraphLab Create is free on a 1-year, renewable license for educational purposes, including Coursera. This software, however, has a paid license for commercial purposes. You can get the GraphLab Create academic license at the following link:
I was able to signup with my dbs lecturer email address and get a valid license key and then download the product and install. It will work in conjunction with Anaconda and Jupyter Notebooks.
GraphLab Create is very actively used in industry by a large number of companies. This package was created by a machine learning company called Dato. This company is spin off from a popular research project called GraphLab, which Carlos Guestrin and his research group started at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to being a professor at the University of Washington, Carlos is the CEO of Dato.