August 31, 2019

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Repository for the Zero to Deep Learning Video Course

repo name Dataweekends/zero_to_deep_learning_video
repo link
language Jupyter Notebook
size (curr.) 6694 kB
stars (curr.) 266
created 2017-05-11
license Other

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Zero to Deep Learning® Video Course

Welcome to the Zero to Deep Learning® Video Course repository.

Get started guide

Clone this repository on your local computer

git clone

Download and Install Anaconda Python 3.7

Change to course folder

cd zero_to_deep_learning_video

Create the course environment

conda env create

wait for the environment to create.

Activate the environment (Mac/Linux)

conda activate ztdl

Activate the environment (Windows)

conda activate ztdl

Check that your prompt changed to

(ztdl) $

Launch Jupyter Notebook

jupyter notebook

Open your browser to


Run the Check environment Notebook

Go to the course folder, open the notebook 0_Check_Environment.ipynb and run it. If you see the message:

Houston we are go!

You are good to go! Enjoy!

Troubleshooting installation

If for some reason you don’t see Houston we are go!, the simplest solution is to delete the environment and start from scratch again.

To remove the environment:

  • close the browser and go back to your terminal
  • stop jupyter notebook (CTRL-C)
  • deactivate the environment (Mac/Linux):
conda deactivate
  • deactivate the environment (Windows 10):
deactivate ztdl
  • delete the environment:
conda remove -y -n ztdl --all
  • restart from environment creation and make sure that each steps completes till the end.

Updating Conda

One thing you can also try is to update your conda executable. This may help if you already had Anaconda installed on your system.

conda update conda

These instructions have been tested on:

  • Mac OSX Sierra 10.14.1
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Windows 10

Running the course on Google Colaboratory with free GPU support

Google offers a free platform to run Jupyter notebooks called Google Colaboratory. You need a Gmail or Google Apps email address to use it.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open your browser and go to
  2. Choose the GITHUB tab and paste the repository address: in the search bar.
  3. Click on the notebook you would like to run
  4. Enable GPU support in the Edit -> Notebook Settings menu
  5. Enjoy running the notebook with GPU support!
  6. If the notebook loads data from the repo you will have to download the data too. Follow these steps to do that:
  7. Create a code cell at the top of the notebook
  8. Clone the repository in Colab:
!git clone
  1. Replace the ../data path with zero_to_deep_learning_video/data in the cell that loads the data.
  2. Enjoy!

Running the course on Floyd with GPU support

FloydHub provides a zero-install platform-as-a-service for training and deploying DL models in the cloud. Here are the steps to run the course on Floyd:

Sign-up on FloydHub

Go to: and register.

Install or update Floyd

In the terminal, with the activated ztdl environment, run:

pip install -U floyd-cli

Login into Floyd

floyd login

This will open a browser and you will have to log in with your User/Password. Then copy the token to the terminal and hit ENTER.

Initialize the current project

floyd init zerotodeeplearning

Run a notebook with GPU support

floyd run --mode jupyter --env tensorflow --gpu --data ghegoo/datasets/crowdflower-male-female/1

Wait for the notebook to come online and then navigate to the url

Enjoy GPU power

Run a notebook and experience the awesome power of a GPU!

STOP floyd

When you are finished, remember to STOP the floyd environment so that you don’t incur in charges.

floyd stop <PROJECT-ID>

Make sure that you have stopped the project by checking the floyd page.

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