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Apache PredictionIO Ruby SDK

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The Ruby SDK provides a convenient wrapper for PredictionIO Event Server API and Engine API. It allows you to quickly record your users' behavior and retrieve personalized predictions for them.


Full Ruby SDK documentation can be found here.

Please see the PredictionIO App Integration Overview to understand how the SDK can be used to integrate PredictionIO Event Server and Engine with your application.


Ruby 2+ required!

The module is published to RubyGems and can be installed directly by:

gem install predictionio

Or using Bundler with:

gem 'predictionio', '0.12.1'

Sending Events to Event Server

Please refer to Event Server documentation for event format and how the data can be collected from your app.

Instantiate Event Client and connect to PredictionIO Event Server

require 'predictionio'

# Define environment variables.
ENV['PIO_THREADS'] = '50' # For async requests.
ENV['PIO_EVENT_SERVER_URL'] = 'http://localhost:7070'
ENV['PIO_ACCESS_KEY'] = 'YOUR_ACCESS_KEY' # Find your access key with: `$ pio app list`.

# Create PredictionIO event client.

Create a $set user event and send it to Event Server


Create a $set item event and send it to Event Server

  { 'properties' => { 'categories' => ['Category 1', 'Category 2'] } }

Create a $set item event and send it to Event Server to specific channel

NOTE: channels are supported in PIO version >= 0.9.2 only. Channel must be created first.

  { 'properties' => { 'categories' => ['Category 1', 'Category 2'], 'channel' => 'test-channel'} }

Create a user 'rate' item event and send it to Event Server

  user_id, {
    'targetEntityType' => 'item',
    'targetEntityId' => item_id,
    'properties' => { 'rating' => 10 }

Asynchronous request

To send an async request, simply use the acreate_event method instead of create_event. Be aware that the asynchronous method does not throw errors. It's best to use the synchronous method when first getting started.

Query PredictionIO Engine

Connect to the Engine:

# Define environmental variables.
ENV['PIO_ENGINE_URL'] = 'http://localhost:8000'

# Create PredictionIO engine client.
client =['PIO_ENGINE_URL'])

Send a prediction query to the engine and get the predicted result:

# Get 5 recommendations for items similar to 10, 20, 30.
response = client.send_query(items: [10, 20, 30], num: 5)

Mailing List

Please use the Apache mailing lists. Subscription instructions are here.

Issue Tracker

Use the Apache JIRA, and file any issues under the Ruby SDK component.


Please follow these instructions.


Apache License 2.0.