Export a model to Python or C++
The CatBoost model can be saved as standalone Python or C++ code. This solution simplifies the integration of resulting models to Python and C++ applications, allows to port models to architectures that are not directly supported by CatBoost (such as ARM) and allows advanced users to manually explore or edit the model parameters.
Choose the implementation for more details.
Multiclassification models are not currently supported.
apply_catboost_modelmethod is inferior in performance compared to the native CatBoost application methods, especially on large models and datasets.
- Python package
The following parameters can be set for the corresponding methods and are used when the model is saved:
Method Parameters Description format
The output format of the model.
Set the value of this parameter to “python” or “cpp”.
- Command-line version
The following command keys can be specified for the corresponding commands and are used when the model is trained:
Command Command keys Key description catboost fit --model-format
A comma-separated list of output model formats.
Set the value of this key to “Python” or “CPP”.