Writing good Python
As discussed throughout this book, Python is an extremely popular and very versatile programming language. Some of the most widely used software products in the world, and some of the most widely used ML engineering solutions in the world, use Python as a core language. Given this scope and scale, it is clear that if we are to write similarly amazing pieces of ML-driven software, we should once again follow the best practices and standards already adopted by these solutions. In the following sections, we will explore what packaging up means in practice, and start to really level up our ML code in terms of quality and consistency.
Recapping the basics
Before we get stuck into some more advanced concepts, let's make sure we are all on the same page and go over some of the basic terminology of the Python world. This will ensure that we apply the right thought processes to the right things and that we can feel confident when writing our code.
In Python, we have the...