Prediction API Client Library for Python

Prediction API: Lets you access a cloud hosted machine learning service that makes it easy to build smart apps

This page contains information about getting started with the Prediction API using the Google API Client Library for Python. In addition, you may be interested in the following documentation:


The prediction sample may help you get started using the client library.

System requirements

Installing the client library

You can either use a package manager or download and install the Python client library manually:

Managed installation

Use pip or setuptools to manage your installation (you might need to run sudo first):

  • pip (preferred):
    $ pip install --upgrade google-api-python-client
  • Setuptools: Use the easy_install tool included in the setuptools package:
    $ easy_install --upgrade google-api-python-client

Manual installation

Download the latest client library for Python, unpack the code, and run python install

App Engine

Because the Python client libraries are not installed in the App Engine Python runtime environment, they must be vendored into your application just like third-party libraries.