by meeshkan



A simple heroku app to serve your machine learning data to Meeshkan.


How to use this

Assuming that you call your app resonant-dunes, you can populate the dataset by sending POST requests to with your data. Split your data into whatever chunks you would like. MEESHKAN_KEY is, as you might guess, your Meeshkan key. See our note below about how to retrieve your key. The data should be formated as a group of rows, each of which is a pair of X (feature) and Y (target) values. For example, assuming that you are learning housing prices based on square meters and proximity to a beach in kilometers, and your data looked like this:

m2 beach km price 70 4 270 000 € 80 3 510 000 € 90 2 980 000 € 100 1 1 350 000 €

You would post this:

[[[70, 4], [270000]], [[80, 3], [510000]]]

and later, when you have more data or if you are splitting the data up into reasonably-sized chunks...

[[[90, 2], [980000]], [[100, 1], [1350000]]]

To get the data back, just ping where n is the number of rows you want and o is the offset in the dataset.

Meeshkan makes no assumption about the dimensions of your features and targets. Make sure that you serve data with the correct dimensions for your model.

After deployment

When you deploy your Heroku app, you'll see that it will autogenerate a MEESHKAN_KEY config variable on startup. To get the content of this variable so that you can make a POST request, click on Manage App after deploymnet succeeds and then on Settings > Config Variables > Reveal Config Vars. You'll see the value of MEESHKAN_KEY. If you ever change this value, make sure to reboot your app for the change to take effect!

For larger Machine Learning jobs, you will want to pay for a bigger storage plan. Heroku's free tier for Postgre SQL allows for 10,000 rows.

If you want to deploy this to AWS Elastic Beanstalk, you can follow this guide. To see a working example that uses the MNIST dataset, try curl "".

Full API

Path Method Description /o?n=5&o=3 GET Gets 5 rows with an offset of 3 in the dataset /o?n=4&o=8&tag=true GET Gets 4 rows with an offset of 8 in the dataset, returns tags /o/FOO?n=100&o=0 GET Gets 100 rows with an offset of 0 for rows tagget FOO /i/MEESHKAN_KEY POST Posts data /i/MEESHKAN_KEY/FOO POST Posts data and taggs it FOO /i/MEESHKAN_KEY DELETE Deletes all data /i/MEESHKAN_KEY/FOO DELETE Deletes all data with tag FOO /i/MEESHKAN_KEY/FOO/5 DELETE Deletes all data with tag FOO and id 5