Microsoft ahas several new additions to its Azure ML offering for machine learning, including better integration with Python and automated self-tuning features for faster model development.

Python is a staple language for machine learning, thanks to its low barrier to entry and its wide range of machine learning libraries and support tools. Azure’s offering with Python is a new SDK that lets Azure ML connect to a developer’s existing Python environment.

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This SDK comes with the azureml-sdk package that can be installed using Python’s pip package manager. Most Python environments, from a generic Python install to data-science-specific distributions like Anaconda Python or a Jupyter notebook, can connect to Azure ML this way.

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