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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.

Tutorials

Learn, explore, and experiment using our tutorials below.
beginner

Vowpal Wabbit basics with Python

This tutorial is a quick introduction to training and testing your model with Vowpal Wabbit using Python.
beginner

Vowpal Wabbit command line basics

Learn command line basics and explore how to train and test your models with Vowpal Wabbit.
advanced

Contextual bandits and Vowpal Wabbit

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