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NumPy Cookbook - Second Edition by Ivan Idris

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Loading an example dataset

The scikit-learn project comes with a number of datasets and sample images that we can experiment with. In this recipe, we will load an example dataset included in the scikit-learn distribution. The datasets hold data as a NumPy two-dimensional array and metadata linked to the data.

How to do it...

We will load a sample dataset of house prices in Boston. It is a tiny dataset, so if you are looking for a house in Boston, don't get too excited! Other datasets are described at http://scikit-learn.org/dev/modules/classes.html#module-sklearn.datasets.

We will look at the shape of the raw data and its maximum and minimum values. The shape is a tuple, representing the dimensions of the NumPy array. We will do the same for the ...

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