To get the most out of this book
The Python code proposed in this book has been designed to run on a Kaggle Notebook without any installation on a local computer. Therefore, don’t worry about what machine you have available and about what version of Python package you have to install. All you need is a computer with access to the internet and a free Kaggle account. (you will find instructions about the procedures in Chapter 3 of The Kaggle Book). If you don’t have a free Kaggle account yet, just go to www.kaggle.com and follow the instructions on the website.
When referred to a link, just explore it: you can find code available on public Kaggle Notebooks that you can reuse or further materials to illustrate concepts and ideas that we outlined in the book.
Download the example code files
The code bundle for the book is hosted on GitHub at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/The-Kaggle-Workbook. We also have other code bundles from our rich catalog of books and videos available at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/. Check them out!
Download the color images
We also provide a PDF file that has color images of the screenshots/diagrams used in this book. You can download it here: https://packt.link/Rgb6B.
There are a few text conventions used throughout this book.
CodeInText: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. For example, “An important component of our feature extraction pipeline is the
A block of code is set as follows:
!pip install transformers
Any command-line input or output is written as follows:
LightGBM CV Gini Normalized Score: 0.289 (0.015)
Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see on the screen, for example, in menus or dialog boxes, also appear in the text like this. For example: “ We will evaluate the performance of our baseline model using Out-Of-Fold (OOF) cross validation.”
Link: Indicates a hyperlink to a web page containing additional information on a topic or to a resource on Kaggle.
Exercises are displayed as follows:
Exercise Notes (write down any notes or workings that will help you):
Warnings or important notes appear like this.
Tips and tricks appear like this.