PyTorch vs scikit-learn: What are the differences?
What is PyTorch? A deep learning framework that puts Python first. PyTorch is not a Python binding into a monolothic C++ framework. It is built to be deeply integrated into Python. You can use it naturally like you would use numpy / scipy / scikit-learn etc.
What is scikit-learn? Easy-to-use and general-purpose machine learning in Python. scikit-learn is a Python module for machine learning built on top of SciPy and distributed under the 3-Clause BSD license.
PyTorch and scikit-learn can be primarily classified as "Machine Learning" tools.
"Developer Friendly" is the top reason why over 2 developers like PyTorch, while over 14 developers mention "Scientific computing" as the leading cause for choosing scikit-learn.
PyTorch and scikit-learn are both open source tools. scikit-learn with 36K GitHub stars and 17.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than PyTorch with 29.6K GitHub stars and 7.18K GitHub forks.
Repro, Home61, and MonkeyLearn are some of the popular companies that use scikit-learn, whereas PyTorch is used by Suggestic, cotobox, and Depop. scikit-learn has a broader approval, being mentioned in 71 company stacks & 40 developers stacks; compared to PyTorch, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.
I have just started learning some basic machine learning concepts. So which of the following frameworks is better to use: Keras / TensorFlow/PyTorch. I have prior knowledge in python(and even pandas), java, js and C. It would be nice if something could point out the advantages of one over the other especially in terms of resources, documentation and flexibility. Also, could someone tell me where to find the right resources or tutorials for the above frameworks? Thanks in advance, hope you are doing well!!
For data analysis, we choose a Python-based framework because of Python's simplicity as well as its large community and available supporting tools. We choose PyTorch over TensorFlow for our machine learning library because it has a flatter learning curve and it is easy to debug, in addition to the fact that our team has some existing experience with PyTorch. Numpy is used for data processing because of its user-friendliness, efficiency, and integration with other tools we have chosen. Finally, we decide to include Anaconda in our dev process because of its simple setup process to provide sufficient data science environment for our purposes.
A large part of our product is training and using a machine learning model. As such, we chose one of the best coding languages, Python, for machine learning. This coding language has many packages which help build and integrate ML models. For the main portion of the machine learning, we chose PyTorch as it is one of the highest quality ML packages for Python. PyTorch allows for extreme creativity with your models while not being too complex. Also, we chose to include scikit-learn as it contains many useful functions and models which can be quickly deployed. Scikit-learn is perfect for testing models, but it does not have as much flexibility as PyTorch. We also include NumPy and Pandas as these are wonderful Python packages for data manipulation. Also for testing models and depicting data, we have chosen to use Matplotlib and seaborn, a package which creates very good looking plots. Matplotlib is the standard for displaying data in Python and ML. Whereas, seaborn is a package built on top of Matplotlib which creates very visually pleasing plots.
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