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Machine Learning Engineering with Python - Second Edition

By : Andrew P. McMahon
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Machine Learning Engineering with Python - Second Edition

2.5 (2)
By: Andrew P. McMahon

Overview of this book

The Second Edition of Machine Learning Engineering with Python is the practical guide that MLOps and ML engineers need to build solutions to real-world problems. It will provide you with the skills you need to stay ahead in this rapidly evolving field. The book takes an examples-based approach to help you develop your skills and covers the technical concepts, implementation patterns, and development methodologies you need. You'll explore the key steps of the ML development lifecycle and create your own standardized "model factory" for training and retraining of models. You'll learn to employ concepts like CI/CD and how to detect different types of drift. Get hands-on with the latest in deployment architectures and discover methods for scaling up your solutions. This edition goes deeper in all aspects of ML engineering and MLOps, with emphasis on the latest open-source and cloud-based technologies. This includes a completely revamped approach to advanced pipelining and orchestration techniques. With a new chapter on deep learning, generative AI, and LLMOps, you will learn to use tools like LangChain, PyTorch, and Hugging Face to leverage LLMs for supercharged analysis. You will explore AI assistants like GitHub Copilot to become more productive, then dive deep into the engineering considerations of working with deep learning.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
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Technical requirements

As in Chapter 1, Introduction to ML Engineering if you want to run the examples provided here, you can create a Conda environment using the environment YAML file provided in the Chapter02 folder of the book’s GitHub repository:

conda env create –f mlewp-chapter02.yml

On top of this, many of the examples in this chapter will require the use of the following software and packages. These will also stand you in good stead for following the examples in the rest of the book:

  • Anaconda
  • PyCharm Community Edition, VS Code, or another Python-compatible IDE
  • Git

You will also need the following:

  • An Atlassian Jira account. We will discuss this more later in the chapter, but you can sign up for one for free at
  • An AWS account. This will also be covered in the chapter, but you can sign up for an account at You will need to add payment details to sign up for AWS, but everything we do in this book will only require the free tier solutions.

The technical steps in this chapter were all tested on both a Linux machine running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS with a user profile that had admin rights and on a Macbook Pro M2 with the setup described in Chapter 1, Introduction to ML Engineering. If you are running the steps on a different system, then you may have to consult the documentation for that specific tool if the steps do not work as planned. Even if this is the case, most of the steps will be the same, or very similar, for most systems. You can also check out all of the code for this chapter in the book’s repository at The repo will also contain further resources for getting the code examples up and running.