Learning some Machine Learning using Scikit Learn. It was not a good start, keep getting timeout when fetching the MNIST original dataset. The code was like this
Turns out Scikit Learn would fetch the dataset from mldata.org. I don't know if I was just unlucky or it is generally unstable. Ended up download the data from somewhere else first, then move the mnist-original.mat to
For windows user, the ~ is your home directory. That's where Scikit Learn store the downloaded dataset which works as a cache too. Now it works.
The dataset was downloaded from.