I find having ResourceData/Objects for machine learning datasets to be extremely useful, with their "TrainingData", "TestData" properties:

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Right now there's only a handful:

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And even fewer for computer vision datasets:

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I'd like to turn the small CALTECH Faces challenge dataset of 465 images into a dataset as ResourceObject["CALTECH-Faces"], and then publish it for others, can anyone show me how to do this?

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    $\begingroup$ From the documentation, it seems that you can define your own resource object using ResourceObject [assoc]. $\endgroup$ Apr 15, 2017 at 5:47
  • $\begingroup$ But how to publish it for others? $\endgroup$
    – M.R.
    Apr 15, 2017 at 17:37

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It seems that Wolfram Data Repository can be used to share data using ResourceObject. Here is a simple example:

mytrainingData = RandomSample[ResourceData[ResourceObject["MNIST"], "TrainingData"], 10];

I'm trying to make mytrainingData into a ResourceObject so that we can access the data like

resource = ResourceObject[...];
data = ResourceData[resource,"mytrainingData"];

To do that, we first fill the descriptions in the template created by


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Then in the data "Resource Content" section, specify the data content

$$Object["FullContent"] = 
    "mytrainingData" -> mytrainingData|>;

Now we can deploy the data to the cloud using the button, which returns a CloudObject:


We can then set this CloudObject to be publically accessible:

SetPermissions[obj, "Public"]

Now this data set can be accessed similarly with the built in data

resource = ResourceObject[CloudObject["https://www.wolframcloud.com/objects/a701ff40-d42b-4e08-a324-df0c6906887c"]]
data = ResourceData[resource, "mytrainingData"]


resource = ResourceObject["f49415d4-56c2-4892-90d2-330d1e444db8"]
data = ResourceData[resource, "mytrainingData"]
  • $\begingroup$ What do you actually need to make CreateNotebook["DataResource"] work? Mathematica 11 does not understand it... $\endgroup$
    – atapaka
    May 22, 2017 at 23:02
  • $\begingroup$ @leosenko I think you have to use the newest version of Mathematica (11.1.1) $\endgroup$ May 23, 2017 at 0:03

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