# LensKit¶

LensKit is a set of Python tools for experimenting with and studying recommender systems. It provides support for training, running, and evaluating recommender algorithms in a flexible fashion suitable for research and education.

LensKit for Python (also known as LKPY) is the successor to the Java-based LensKit project.

## Installation¶

To install the current release with Anaconda (recommended):

conda install -c lenskit lenskit


Or you can use pip:

pip install lenskit


To use the latest development version, install directly from GitHub:

pip install git+https://github.com/lenskit/lkpy


Then see Getting Started.

# Acknowledgements¶

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS 17-51278. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.