This is a demo project to elaborate how Machine Learn Models are deployed on production using Flask API
You must have Scikit Learn, Pandas (for Machine Leraning Model) and Flask (for API) installed.
This project has four major parts : 1. model.py - This contains code fot our Machine Learning model to predict employee salaries absed on trainign data in 'hiring.csv' file. 2. app.py - This contains Flask APIs that receives employee details through GUI or API calls, computes the precited value based on our model and returns it. 3. request.py - This uses requests module to call APIs already defined in app.py and dispalys the returned value. 4. templates - This folder contains the HTML template to allow user to enter employee detail and displays the predicted employee salary.
Ensure that you are in the project home directory. Create the machine learning model by running below command -
python model.pyThis would create a serialized version of our model into a file model.pkl
Run app.py using below command to start Flask API
python app.pyBy default, flask will run on port 5000.
Navigate to URL http://localhost:5000
You should be able to view the homepage as below :
Enter valid numerical values in all 3 input boxes and hit Predict.
If everything goes well, you should be able to see the predcited salary vaule on the HTML page!