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I checked this out and realized that input_data was not built-in. So I downloaded the whole folder from here. How can I start the tutorial:

import input_data

mnist = input_data.read_data_sets("MNIST_data/", one_hot=True)


ImportError                               Traceback (most recent call last)

<ipython-input-6-a5af65173c89> in <module>()

----> 1 import input_data

      2 mnist = tf.input_data.read_data_sets("MNIST_data/", one_hot=True)

ImportError: No module named input_data

I'm using iPython (Jupyter) so do I need to change my working directory to this folder I downloaded? or can I add this to my tensorflow directory? If so, where do I add the files? I installed tensorflow with pip (on my OSX) and the current location is ~/anaconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages/tensorflow/__init__.py

Are these files meant to be accessed directly through tensorflow like sklearn datasets? or am I just supposed to cd into the directory and work from there? The example is not clear.

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Let’s say, you have a directory: /somePath/tensorflow/tutorial, on which you want to work.

So you have to download input_data.py.

For example:

import input_data

mnist = input_data.read_data_sets("MNIST_data/", one_hot=True)

Here main.py is also in this directory.

Whenever this is done, you can just start running main.py which will start downloading the files and will put them in the MNIST_data folder.

Hope this answer helps.