High-quality documentation is a development goal of mlpack. mlpack’s documentation is split into two parts: documentation for the bindings/CLI, and documentation for the C++ library. Also useful is the examples repository, which demonstrates usage of mlpack’s functionality in simple example programs.

Generally, working with the bindings is a good choice for simple machine learning and data science tasks, and writing C++ is a good idea when complex or custom functionality is desired.

All interfaces are heavily documented, and if you find a documentation issue, please report it.


Building mlpack From Source (Linux)
Building mlpack From Source (Windows)


mlpack command-line quickstart guide
command-line documentation

Python Bindings

mlpack in Python quickstart guide
Binding documentation

Julia Bindings

mlpack in Julia quickstart guide
Binding documentation

R Bindings

mlpack in R quickstart guide
Binding documentation

Go Bindings

mlpack in Go quickstart guide
Binding documentation


Simple Sample mlpack Programs
Sample C++ ML App for Windows
File formats and loading data in mlpack
mlpack Timers
Doxygen documentation


Method-specific Tutorials
Advanced Tutorials
Policy Class Documentation
Writing an mlpack binding

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