How to Install Lightgbm on Windows?
In this article, we will learn how to install Lightgbm in Python on Windows .
LightGBM is a gradient boosting framework that uses tree based learning algorithms. It is designed to be distributed and efficient with the following advantages:
- Faster training speed and higher efficiency.
- Lower memory usage.
- Better accuracy.
- Support of parallel, distributed, and GPU learning.
- Capable of handling large-scale data.
Installing Lightgbm on Windows :
Method 1: Using pip to install Lightgbm Package
Follow the below steps to install the Lightgbm package on Windows using pip:
Step 1: Install the latest Python3 in Windows
Step 2: Check if pip and python are correctly installed.
python --version pip --version
Step 3: Upgrade your pip to avoid errors during installation.
pip install --upgrade pip
Step 4: Enter the following command to install Lightgbm using pip.
pip install lightgbm
Method 2: Using setup.py to install Lightgbm
Follow the below steps to install the Lightgbm on Windows using the setup.py file:
Step 1: Download the latest source package of Lightgbm for python3 from here.
curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/fe/a2/cf319c151fe2cd863c57bca972c837ea5bf2aa01fd2313aa39ee478a46e5/lightgbm-3.3.0.tar.gz > lightgbm-3.3.0.tar.gz
Step 2: Extract the downloaded package using the following command.
tar -xzvf lightgbm-3.3.0.tar.gz
Step 3: Go inside the folder and Enter the following command to install the package.
cd lightgbm-3.3.0 python setup.py install
Verifying Lightgbm installation on Windows :
Make the following import in your python terminal to verify if the installation has been done properly:
If there is any error while importing the module then is not installed properly.
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