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XGBoost Python Package

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- Windows users: pip installation may not work on some Windows environments, and it may cause unexpected errors.

Installation from pip on Windows is therefore currently disabled for further investigation; please `install from Github <>`_ instead.
- If you want to run XGBoost process in parallel using the fork backend for joblib/multiprocessing, you must build XGBoost without support for OpenMP by ``make no_omp=1``. Otherwise, use the forkserver (in Python 3.4) or spawn backend. See the `sklearn\ <../demo/guide-python/>`__ demo.


Since this package contains C++ source code, ``pip`` needs a C++ compiler from the system to compile the source code on-the-fly.


On macOS, ``gcc@5`` is required as later versions remove support for OpenMP. `See here <>`_ for more info.

Please install ``gcc@5`` from `Homebrew <>`_::

brew install gcc@5

After installing ``gcc@5``, set it as your compiler::

export CC = gcc-5
export CXX = g++-5


Please install ``gcc``::

sudo apt-get install build-essential # Ubuntu/Debian
sudo yum groupinstall 'Development Tools' # CentOS/RHEL


>From `PyPI <>`_

For a stable version, install using ``pip``::

pip install xgboost

>From source

For an up-to-date version, `install from Github <>`_:

- Run ``./`` in the root of the repo.
- Make sure you have `setuptools <>`_ installed: ``pip install setuptools``
- Install with ``cd python-package; python install`` from the root of the repo
- For Windows users, please use the Visual Studio project file under the `Windows folder <../windows/>`_. See also the `installation
tutorial <>`_ from Kaggle Otto Forum.
- Add MinGW to the system PATH in Windows if you are using the latest version of xgboost which requires compilation::

import os
os.environ['PATH'] = os.environ['PATH'] + ';C:\\Program Files\\mingw-w64\\x86_64-5.3.0-posix-seh-rt_v4-rev0\\mingw64\\bin'


- Refer also to the walk through example in `demo folder <>`_.
- See also the `example scripts <>`_ for Kaggle
Higgs Challenge, including `speedtest script <>`_ on this dataset.

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