21 MLHub Configuration File
A MLHub yaml configuration file is all that is required to turn a git based repository into quickly accessible and ready to run, explore, rebuild, and even deploy, pre-built machine learning models. Git repositories, like github, gitlab, and bitbucket, are where many researchers today publish their algorithms.
By installing direct from git repositories, a package developer can
simply add a
MLHUB.yaml file and the appropriate Python or R scripts
(typcially within a
mlhub folder) to their git repository. They now
have an MLHub package. The scripts are generally short wrappers for
the package functionality, supporting command line arguments.
A single git repository may contain multiple MLHub packages, simply through multiple YAML files which can have any name:
$ ml install gjwgit/recommenders:mlhub/sar.yaml $ ml readme sar $ ... $ ml install gjwgit/recommenders:mlhub/rbm.yaml $ ml readme rbm $ ...
Each configuration files identifies the other files required specifically for the package.
When MLHub installs a package it downloads the git repository as a zip file.
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