What's new in PHP-ML 0.7.0

A quick overview of new features, changes and fixes in PHP-ML 0.7.0 version

BC Breaks

Before upgrading, make sure you know about backward incompatible changes:

New features


Nice and shiny new Dataset class: MnistDataset, which allow to load data from IDX data format, originally published on http://yann.lecun.com/exdb/mnist.

The MNIST database of handwritten digits, available from this page, has a training set of 60,000 examples, and a test set of 10,000 examples. It is a subset of a larger set available from NIST. The digits have been size-normalized and centered in a fixed-size image. It is a good database for people who want to try learning techniques and pattern recognition methods on real-world data while spending minimal efforts on preprocessing and formatting.

You can download files and import it in PHP-ML in seconds:

$trainDataset = new MnistDataset(


Helper class that loads data from SVM-Light format file.

$dataset = new SvmDataset('3x4.svm');

KMeans supports associative clustering

If you need to keep your identifiers along with yours samples you can use array keys as labels.

$samples = [ 'Label1' => [1, 1], 'Label2' => [8, 7], 'Label3' => [1, 2]];

$kmeans = new KMeans(2);

$samples are now:

[0 => [
    'Label1' => [1, 1],
    'Label3' => [1, 2]
], 1 => [
    'Label2' => [8, 7]


Implement "Keep a Changelog" format

All notable changes to this project will be documented in CHANGELOG.md file. The format is based on Keep a Changelog.


Imputer class throws exception when trying to transform without train data https://github.com/php-ai/php-ml/pull/314.


MLPClassifier return labels in getOutput:

$classifier = new MLPClassifier(2, [2, 2], ['T', 'F']);
echo $classifier->getOutput();


Array(2) {
    ["T"] => double(0.49998073561334)
    ["F"] => double(0.5000098880817)

instead of:

Array(2) {
  [0] => double(0.49998073561334)
  [1] => double(0.5000098880817)


Thanks to all contributors.

You can find full list of changes in release notes: https://github.com/php-ai/php-ml/releases/tag/0.7.0

Arkadiusz Kondas