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Ready to use Vowpal Wabbit? Follow this getting started tutorial . You will learn how to perform Linear Regression with VW—including how to interact with VW by structuring input and learning how to interpret VW output.
Vowpal Wabbit can be built from source easily. Binary packages are available for select platforms.


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Get started with Vowpal Wabbit

This tutorial will run you through a familiar simple regression problem as a VW workflow. It will teach you about how to interact with VW, structure input and understand its output.

Contextual bandits and Vowpal Wabbit

This tutorial runs through the contextual bandit approach to reinforcement learning with Vowpal Wabbit.

Learning to search tutorials

Learning to search is a method for solving complex joint prediction problems based on learning to search through a problem-defined search space.