VW recently added a python interface, however I am having trouble finding instructions for how to install it. If I install VW from homebrew (brew install vowpal-wabbit) and I open python, and call
I was able to successfully install the Python interface to VW using the following steps. Note that this is on an Ubuntu 14.04 machine with Anaconda Python 2.7.10.
Prerequisites: Boost & miscellaneous Python development libraries:
sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev sudo apt-get install python-dev libxml2-dev libxslt-dev
git clonethe Vowpal Wabbit repo & enter the
makeVowpal Wabbit & test your installation using
import pyvw should work from within a Python console as well.