Introduction

SKSurrogate is a suite of tools focused on designing and tuning machine learning pipelines and track the evolution of simple modeling tasks. SKSurrogate is designed to employ Surrogate Optimization technique in a flexible way which enjoys from the wealth of existing well-known python tools. It provides a ui to perform surrogate optimization on general functions and has a familiar ui to perform hyperparameter tuning for scikit-learn compatible models. Moreover, SKSurrogate uses surrogate optimization and evolutionary optimization algorithms to construct and tune complex pipelines (automl) based on a set of given (scikit-learn compatible) models, like TPOT does.

Note that automl part is not designed to result in outstanding results in a few minutes, rather it needs hours if not days to come up with a good result. There are various methods that speeds up the pipeline design/optimization process such as selecting faster surrogates, fewer number of steps and evolutionary optimization settings.

The evolutionary optimization module is designed to be very flexible and can be modified to perform evolutionary optimization on any given evolutionary compatible problem.

Download

SKSurrogate can be obtained from https://github.com/mghasemi/sksurrogate.

Installation

To install SKSurrogate, run the following in terminal:

sudo python setup.py install

Documentation

The documentation is produced by Sphinx and is intended to cover code usage as well as a bit of theory to explain each method briefly. For more details refer to the documentation at sksurrogate.rtfd.io.

License

This code is distributed under MIT license:

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2020 Mehdi Ghasemi

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