February 17, 2019

Machine learning in Clojure with XGBoost. Note that there are bindings for the awesome xgboost in various other languages (Python, Julia, R), not just the JVM. #clojure

Python didn’t become the leader in the field because it’s inherently better or more performant, but because of scikit-learn, pandas and so on. While as Clojurists we don’t really need pandas (dataframes) or similar stuff (everything is just a map, or if you care more about memory and performance a record) we don’t have something like scikit-learn that makes really easy to train many kind of machine learning models and somewhat easier to deploy them.