Return the path of the scikit-learn data dir.

This folder is used by some large dataset loaders to avoid downloading the data several times.

By default the data dir is set to a folder named ‘scikit_learn_data’ in the user home folder.

Alternatively, it can be set by the ‘SCIKIT_LEARN_DATA’ environment variable or programmatically by giving an explicit folder path. The ‘~’ symbol is expanded to the user home folder.

If the folder does not already exist, it is automatically created.


data_home : str | None

The path to scikit-learn data dir.

Examples using sklearn.datasets.get_data_home