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Syberia is the development framework for R.
Syberia was developed at Avant to serve as the framework for developing and deploying machine learning models. The goal was to develop a modeling engine capable of solving academic, research and business problems that require use of statistical methods.
The modeling grammar, currently the main significant engine built in Syberia, is a framework for building, debugging, testing, and deploying classifiers developed in R. It provides an opinionated unified framework for fast iteration on model
development and deployment. It has modularity and testability built in as a design assumption, is founded on convention-over-configuration, and aims to solve the problems of classifier-specific data preparation and classifier-specific modeling parameters.
The more general vision for Syberia is still in progress but aims to bring unity to the currently disparate realms of the R development ecosystem. In the viewpoint of the author, R is syntactic sugar around LISP, which enables arbitrary computation; Syberia is an attempt to support this conjecture by allowing the construction of arbitrary software projects within the R programming language, thereby finally outgrowing its long-overdue misconception as a statistical tool.
The timeline for future engines and information about how to contribute is listed at the Syberia roadmap.
To get started right away, try out the minimal example syberia project:
# Run this from your command line terminal. git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:syberia/example.sy.git && cd example.sy && R
This will open an R console (installing dependencies for the first time may take a while; for troubleshooting see the troubleshooting guide). You can then type:
run("example1") model$predict(iris[1:5, ]) # The first five scores from a trained classifier. #  5.005686 4.757667 4.773923 4.890092 5.055138
For more detailed instructions, see the installation guide.
(Example generated using ttygif.)
Syberia relies on the following supplemental packages:
Additional packages used internally at Avant in conjunction with Syberia modeling projects include batchman, bettertrace, cachemeifyoucan, dokk, lockbox, microserver, objectdiff, Ramd, rocco, s3mpi, testthatsomemore, and treeskeleton.
To run the tests for the Syberia package, you will have to check out its git submodules.
git submodule update --init --recursive
This will pull in
inst/engines/base.sy from the base engine.
This project is licensed under the MIT License:
Copyright (c) 2014-2017 Robert Krzyzanowski
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