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Tutorial 10: Deploying Machine Learning Models on Kaggle


Welcome to Tutorial 10 of our Kaggle series! In this tutorial, we will explore the process of deploying machine learning models on Kaggle. Deploying a model involves making it accessible and usable for others to interact with and obtain predictions. Kaggle provides a platform that allows you to deploy your models and create web applications that can be accessed by users. In this tutorial, we will cover the steps to deploy a machine learning model on Kaggle, including preparing the model, creating a web application, and sharing it with others. Let’s get started and learn how to deploy your models on Kaggle!

Step 1: Preparing the Model

Before deploying a machine learning model on Kaggle, you need to ensure that your model is trained, saved, and ready to be used for making predictions. Follow these steps to prepare your model:

  1. Train and Evaluate the Model: Train your machine learning model using the appropriate dataset. Evaluate its performance and ensure that it meets your desired criteria.
  2. Save the Model: Once your model is trained and evaluated, save it in a format that can be easily loaded and used for making predictions. Common formats include serialized models (e.g., pickle, joblib) or model files (e.g., .h5 for TensorFlow models).
  3. Prepare Dependencies: Take note of any external dependencies or libraries that your model requires to run. Make sure to include these dependencies in the deployment process to ensure the smooth functioning of the model.

Step 2: Creating a Web Application

Kaggle provides a platform called “Kaggle Kernels” that allows you to create and deploy web applications for your machine learning models. Follow these steps to create a web application using Kaggle Kernels:

  1. Create a New Kernel: Log in to Kaggle and navigate to the “Kernels” section. Click on the “New Notebook” button to create a new kernel.
  2. Choose a Template: Select a kernel template that suits your needs. For a web application, you can choose a template that supports web frameworks like Flask or Django.
  3. Import Dependencies: Import the necessary libraries and dependencies required for your web application. This may include frameworks like Flask or Django, as well as any libraries specific to your model.
  4. Load the Model: Load the saved machine learning model into your kernel. This typically involves loading the serialized model file or using the appropriate functions to restore the model.
  5. Define Web Routes: Define the routes and endpoints for your web application. This includes specifying the URL paths and the corresponding functions that handle the requests.
  6. Create HTML Templates: Create HTML templates that define the structure and layout of your web application. These templates can be used to display the input forms and the prediction results.
  7. Implement Prediction Logic: Write the code that uses the loaded model to make predictions based on the user input. This may involve processing the user input, performing any necessary data transformations, and feeding the input to the model.
  8. Run the Web Application: Once you have implemented the necessary code, run the web application within the kernel to ensure that it functions as expected.

Step 3: Sharing the Web Application

After creating and testing your web application, you can share it with others on Kaggle. Follow these steps to share your deployed machine learning model:

  1. Publish the Kernel: Once your web application is ready to be shared, publish the kernel by clicking on the “Publish” button. This makes your kernel accessible to others on Kaggle.
  2. Provide Instructions: In the kernel description or as comments within the code, provide clear instructions on how to use your web application. Explain

the expected input format, any constraints or limitations, and how to interpret the prediction results. 3. Include Example Input: Consider including example input data in the kernel to demonstrate how the web application works. This helps users understand the expected input format and facilitates testing. 4. Engage with Users: Be active in the comments section of your kernel. Answer any questions, provide clarifications, and gather feedback from users. This interaction helps improve your web application and fosters a sense of community.


Congratulations on completing Tutorial 10: Deploying Machine Learning Models on Kaggle! You have learned how to prepare your machine learning model for deployment, create a web application using Kaggle Kernels, and share your deployed model with others. Deploying models on Kaggle allows you to showcase your work, receive feedback, and collaborate with the data science community. Use this knowledge to make your machine learning models accessible and interactable, and continue to explore the various features and capabilities offered by Kaggle. Happy deploying!

Arman Asgharpoor Golroudbari
Arman Asgharpoor Golroudbari
Space-AI Researcher

My research interests revolve around planetary rovers and spacecraft vision-based navigation.