Last Updated on March 6, 2023
In essence, Machine Learning is the practice of using algorithms to parse data, learn insights from that data, and then make a determination or prediction. The machine is ‘trained’ using huge amounts of data.
In other words, Machine Learning is about building programs with tunable parameters (typically an array of floating point values) that are adjusted automatically so as to improve their behavior by adapting to previously seen data.
The aim of the project is to offer a repository of Python implementations of common tools and routines used for statistical data analysis in astronomy and astrophysics, and to provide a uniform and easy-to-use interface to freely available astronomical datasets.
A fresh installation of Ubuntu 22.10 is missing git. Let’s install that first:
$ sudo apt install git
We will install astroML from its source code. Clone the project’s GitHub repository.
$ git clone https://github.com/astroML/astroML
Change into the newly created directory with the command:
$ cd astroML
We will install astroML system-wide:
$ sudo python setup.py install
We normally recommend installing software without polluting a system. Software such as Anaconda and Docker are popular software for this task. If you install Anaconda, you can then install the software using conda. There’s a conda package available.
$ conda install -c astropy astroML
Your system needs:
- Python version 3.6+
- Numpy >= 1.13
- Scipy >= 0.19
- Scikit-learn >= 0.18
- Matplotlib >= 3.0
- AstroPy >= 3.0
You may also need some additional packages:
$ sudo apt-get install dvipng texlive-latex-extra texlive-fonts-recommended cm-super
For example cm-super is needed for the type1ec.sty style sheet.