Dataset Open Access
Credit: Y. LeCun, L. Bottou, Y. Bengio, and P. Haffner. "Gradient-based learning applied to document recognition." Proceedings of the IEEE, 86(11):2278-2324, November 1998
This is a subset of MNIST handwritten digits dataset (http://yann.lecun.com/exdb/mnist/). Training data of composed of 12,000 images of digits 0 to 9. Test data is composed of 6,000 images of digits 0 to 9 (Original dataset has 60,000 training and 10,000 testing images. We are using a subset for a Galaxy tutorial, so the training is not too computationally intensive). Images are grayscale and 28 by 28 pixels. Each pixel has a value between 0 and 255 (0 for color black, 255 for color white, and all other values for different shades of gray).