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Import XGBoost

Importing XGBoost is the first step to using this machine learning library in your Python scripts or notebooks.

Fortunately, importing XGBoost is a straightforward process that only requires a single line of code.

import xgboost

Or, alternately:

import xgboost as xgb

By convention, many developers alias the xgboost package as xgb when importing.

This provides a shorter, more convenient name to reference when using XGBoost’s functions and classes throughout your code. However, using the alias is optional, and you can simply use import xgboost if you prefer.

If the import fails, double-check that XGBoost is installed and that you’re running the import in the correct environment.

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