Machine Learning with LightGBM and Python: A practitioner’s guide to developing production-ready machine learning systems


SKU: 9781800564749
Author: Wyk, Andrich Van
Publication Date: 09/29/2023
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Take your software to the next level and solve real-world data science problems by building production-ready machine learning solutions using LightGBM and Python

Key Features:

  • Get started with LightGBM, a powerful gradient-boosting library for building ML solutions
  • Apply data science processes to real-world problems through case studies
  • Elevate your software by building machine learning solutions on scalable platforms
  • Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook

Book Description:

Machine Learning with LightGBM and Python is a comprehensive guide to learning the basics of machine learning and progressing to building scalable machine learning systems that are ready for release.

This book will get you acquainted with the high-performance gradient-boosting LightGBM framework and show you how it can be used to solve various machine-learning problems to produce highly accurate, robust, and predictive solutions.

Starting with simple machine learning models in scikit-learn, you’ll explore the intricacies of gradient boosting machines and LightGBM. You’ll be guided through various case studies to better understand the data science processes and learn how to practically apply your skills to real-world problems.

As you progress, you’ll elevate your software engineering skills by learning how to build and integrate scalable machine-learning pipelines to process data, train models, and deploy them to serve secure APIs using Python tools such as FastAPI.

By the end of this book, you’ll be well equipped to use various state-of-the-art tools that will help you build production-ready systems, including FLAML for AutoML, PostgresML for operating ML pipelines using Postgres, high-performance distributed training and serving via Dask, and creating and running models in the Cloud with AWS Sagemaker.

What You Will Learn:

  • Get an overview of ML and working with data and models in Python using scikit-learn
  • Explore decision trees, ensemble learning, gradient boosting, DART, and GOSS
  • Master LightGBM and apply it to classification and regression problems
  • Tune and train your models using AutoML with FLAML and Optuna
  • Build ML pipelines in Python to train and deploy models with secure and performant APIs
  • Scale your solutions to production readiness with AWS Sagemaker, PostgresML, and Dask

Who this book is for:

This book is for software engineers aspiring to be better machine learning engineers and data scientists unfamiliar with LightGBM, looking to gain in-depth knowledge of its libraries. Basic to intermediate Python programming knowledge is required to get started with the book.

The book is also an excellent source for ML veterans, with a strong focus on ML engineering with up-to-date and thorough coverage of platforms such as AWS Sagemaker, PostgresML, and Dask.