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MLflow + Vectice: From Minimal to Complete Documentation, Instantly

Integrations 2 min read , February 22, 2024

Experiment tracking tools, like MLflow, are among the most popular in the field of machine learning for tracking your work as a data scientist. However, managing machine learning projects involves much more than just tracking models.

Properly documenting machine learning experiments, models, and datasets is crucial for the maintainability of models, effective communication with stakeholders, and driving business impact. However, thoroughly documenting ML projects is tedious and time-consuming. MLflow offers an excellent solution for tracking experiments, yet the model information remains isolated, making it challenging to collaborate with the rest of the organization. This is where Vectice comes in.

You can access our full sample notebook here on how to document MLflow experiments to Vectice: https://github.com/vectice/GettingStarted/blob/main/24.1/samples/mlflow_sample.ipynb.

Go From Minimal to Complete Documentation

Vectice integrates seamlessly with your existing MLflow setup. If you are a Databricks user, you can also use Vectice MLflow integration inside Databricks to document your experiments. This integration also works well with the Databricks table structure and allows for automatic documentation of datasets to Vectice. This happens with just a few lines of code with Vectice’s Python library, targeting an MLflow run ID. This enables instant documentation and sharing of key assets, including model and dataset metadata which are critical pieces of the ML lifecycle documentation.

Full documentation view in the Vectice App.

Plain English Documentation Tailored to Any Audience

With your MLflow assets existing in Vectice, we can now auto-generate the full project documentation tailored to specific audiences. This simplifies the collaboration with various stakeholders, including those in technical roles, legal, model risk management, and business teams, and ensures alignment in the organization.

Customizable prompts to generate documentation for any audience

Trigger Vectice on Past Models

In your modeling workflow, you may log many experiments in MLflow that aren't critical to your project's success or insightful for sharing. Sifting through numerous MLflow experiment runs can be overwhelming and often irrelevant to be shared with other stakeholders. Vectice simplifies this by allowing you to document key experiments and models, central to your insights and decision-making. With Vectice MLFlow integration, you can document existing MLFlow runs with a few lines of code into Vectice.

The many saved experiment runs in MLflow can be overwhelming and irrelevant to the broader team.

Key Takeaways

Using Vectice’s MLflow integration in your model development means:

  • Complete Documentation with Ease: Transition from minimal or no documentation to complete documentation without effort in just a few lines of code.
  • Securing Past Work: Your past work is well-documented and easily accessible, with insights about decisions and tradeoffs at every step of the ML project lifecycle.
  • Fostering Collaboration: Fully customizable documentation to suit your specific audience, making it easy to collaborate and share progress with stakeholders.

Want to learn more about our MLflow Integration?

In this blog, we only touched on a few capabilities of Vectice to generate documentation instantly, secure past work, and foster collaboration.

If you want to learn how the Vectice MLflow integration promotes project visibility, guides the team with best practices, establishes project governance, and facilitates cross-functional collaboration - visit our deep dive on Auto-Documenting MLflow Models or contact us if you want to learn more and try it out ➡️ Try Vectice today