MACHINE LEARNING, PROGRAMMING

How I Build Machine Learning Apps in Hours

In hours, not days. Do we even have a choice?

Arunn Thevapalan
Oct 10 · 8 min read
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Amaze them with ML Apps! (Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash)

Why Build ML Apps

I believe it has something to do with letting the decision-maker see the “magic” themselves.

Streamlit to the rescue

pip install streamlit
streamlit hello
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Screencast of Streamlit Hello by the Author

Real-world Example: Diabetes Prediction

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Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko on Unsplash

Step 1: Pre-processing

Step 2: Training

Step 3: Inference

Quickly wrapping into a Streamlit App

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Screencast of Diabetes Prediction App by Author

Step 0: Use a Streamlit template

Step 1: Refactor the code

Step 2: Receive user input

Step 3: Run the pipelines

Step 4: Display the output

Step 5: Optimize the app

streamlit run app.py

Final thoughts

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Arunn Thevapalan

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Sr. Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, and Mentor. Sharing my journey, hoping to inspire you to break into data science. More at arunnthevapalan.com

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Written by

Sr. Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, and Mentor. Sharing my journey, hoping to inspire you to break into data science. More at arunnthevapalan.com

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