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πŸŽ‰ We released Spotlight 1.4.0 check it out β†’

Version: 1.4.0

πŸš€ Getting Started

πŸ’‘ Spotlight helps you to identify critical data segments and model failure modes. It enables you to build and maintain reliable machine learning models by curating high-quality datasets.


Spotlight is built on the idea that you can only truly understand unstructured datasets if you can interactively explore them. Its core principle is to identify and fix critical data segments by leveraging data enrichments (e.g. features, embeddings, uncertainties). Pre-defined templates for typical data curation workflows get you started quickly and connect your stack to the data-centric AI ecosystem.

We are building Spotlight for cross-functional teams that want to be in control of their data and data curation processes. Currently, Spotlight supports many use cases based on image, audio, video and time series data.

⏱️ Quickstart​

Get started by installing Spotlight and loading your first dataset.

What you'll need​

Install Spotlight via pip​

pip install renumics-spotlight

We recommend installing Spotlight and everything you need to work on your data in a separate virtual environment

Load a dataset and start exploring​

import pandas as pd
from renumics import spotlight

df = pd.read_csv(""), dtype={"image": spotlight.Image, "embedding": spotlight.Embedding})

pd.read_csv loads a sample csv file as a pandas DataFrame. opens up spotlight in the browser with the pandas dataframe ready for you to explore. The dtype argument specifies custom column types for the browser viewer.

Load a Hugging Face dataset​

import datasets
from renumics import spotlight

dataset = datasets.load_dataset("olivierdehaene/xkcd", split="train")
df = dataset.to_pandas(), dtype={"image_url": spotlight.Image})

The datasets package can be installed via pip.


Usage Tracking

We have added crash report and perfomance collection.
We do NOT collect user data other than an anonymized Machine Id obtained by py-machineid, and only log our own actions.
We do NOT collect folder names, dataset names, or row data of any kind only aggregate performance statistics like total time of a table_load, crash data, etc.
Collecting spotlight crashes will help us improve stability.

Too opt out of the crash report collection define an environment variable called SPOTLIGHT_OPT_OUT and set it to true.



🧭 Start by use case​

You can adapt Spotlight to your data curation tasks. To get you started quickly, we are continuously developing pre-defined recipes for common workflows.

Get started quickly with our πŸ“’ Playbook:​

Or jump right into using spotlight in one of our hosted Huggingface πŸ€— spaces:​

Tell us which data curation task is important for your work:​