Welcome to simpleai’s documentation!¶
Project home: http://github.com/simpleai-team/simpleai
This lib implements many of the artificial intelligence algorithms described on the book “Artificial Intelligence, a Modern Approach”, from Stuart Russel and Peter Norvig. We strongly recommend you to read the book, or at least the introductory chapters and the ones related to the components you want to use, because we won’t explain the algorithms here.
This implementation takes some of the ideas from the Norvig’s implementation (the aima-python lib), but it’s made with a more “pythonic” approach, and more emphasis on creating a stable, modern, and maintainable version. We are testing the majority of the lib, it’s available via pip install, has a standard repo and lib architecture, well documented, respects the python pep8 guidelines, provides only working code (no placeholders for future things), etc. Even the internal code is written with readability in mind, not only the external API.
At this moment, the implementation includes:
- Traditional search algorithms (not informed and informed)
- Local Search algorithms
- Constraint Satisfaction Problems algorithms
- Interactive execution viewers for search algorithms (web-based and terminal-based)
- Machine Learning
- Statistical Classification
Just get it:
pip install simpleai
And if you want to use the interactive search viewers, also install:
pip install pydot flask
You will need to have pip installed on your system. On linux install the
python-pip package, on windows follow this.
Also, if you are on linux and not working with a virtualenv, remember to use
sudo for both commands (
sudo pip install ...).
Simple AI allows you to define problems and look for the solution with
different strategies. Another samples are in the
samples directory, but
here is an easy one.
This problem tries to create the string “HELLO WORLD” using the A* algorithm:
from simpleai.search import SearchProblem, astar GOAL = 'HELLO WORLD' class HelloProblem(SearchProblem): def actions(self, state): if len(state) < len(GOAL): return list(' ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ') else: return  def result(self, state, action): return state + action def is_goal(self, state): return state == GOAL def heuristic(self, state): # how far are we from the goal? wrong = sum([1 if state[i] != GOAL[i] else 0 for i in range(len(state))]) missing = len(GOAL) - len(state) return wrong + missing problem = HelloProblem(initial_state='') result = astar(problem) print(result.state) print(result.path())
More detailed documentation¶
You can read the docs online here. Or for offline access, you can clone the project code repository and read them from the