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Scala Data Analysis Cookbook by Arun Manivannan

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Getting Breeze – the linear algebra library

In simple terms, Breeze (http://www.scalanlp.org) is a Scala library that extends the Scala collection library to provide support for vectors and matrices in addition to providing a whole bunch of functions that support their manipulation. We could safely compare Breeze to NumPy (http://www.numpy.org/) in Python terms. Breeze forms the foundation of MLlib—the Machine Learning library in Spark, which we will explore in later chapters.

In this first recipe, we will see how to pull the Breeze libraries into our project using Scala Build Tool (SBT). We will also see a brief history of Breeze to better appreciate why it could be considered as the "go to" linear algebra library in Scala.

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