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Configuration Intro

The configuration is the core of Ludwig. It is a dictionary containing the following keys:

input_features: []
combiner: {}
output_features: []
training: {}
preprocessing: {}

These contain all the information needed to build and train a Ludwig model. It mixes ease of use, by means of reasonable defaults, with flexibility, by means of detailed control over the parameters of your model. It is provided to both experiment and train commands either as a string (--config) or as a file (--config_file). You can provide the dictionary as a YAML file. The string or the content of the file will be parsed by PyYAML into a dictionary in memory, so any style of YAML accepted by the parser is considered to be valid, so both multiline and oneline formats are accepted. For instance a list of dictionaries can be written both as:

mylist: [{name: item1, score: 2}, {name: item2, score: 1}, {name: item3, score: 4}]

or as:

        name: item1
        score: 2
        name: item2
        score: 1
        name: item3
        score: 4

Only input_features and output_features are required, the other three fields have default values, but you are free to modify them.

Here are the instructions to fill each section of the configuration: ... . And here are the information on how to fill the type-specific parts of input features, outputs features and preprocessing: ... .

Input Features


Output Features



Binary Features

Numerical Features

Category Features

Set Features

Bag Features

Sequence Features

Text Features

Time Series Features

Audio Features

Image Features

Date Features

H3 Features

Vector Features