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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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Choosing a style

This section will provide a summary of two coding styles or paradigms, which make use of different organizational principles and capabilities of Python. Whether you write your code in an object-orientated or functional style could just be an aesthetic choice. This choice, however, can also provide other benefits, such as code that is more aligned with the logical elements of your problem, code that is easier to understand, or even more performant code.

In the following sections, we will outline the main principles of each paradigm and allow you to choose for yourself based on your use case.

Object-oriented programming

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) is a style where the code is organized around, you guessed it, abstract objects with relevant attributes and data instead of around the logical flow of your solution. The subject of OOP is worth a book (or several books!) in itself, so we will focus on the key points that are relevant for our ML engineering journey.