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ml-explore/mlx-swift 0.10.0
Swift API for MLX
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.package(url: "https://github.com/ml-explore/mlx-swift.git", from: "0.10.0")

MLX Swift

Installation | Documentation | Examples

MLX Swift is a Swift API for MLX.

MLX is an array framework for machine learning research on Apple silicon. MLX Swift expands MLX to the Swift language, making research and experimentation easier on Apple silicon. MLX is intended for research and not for production deployment of models in apps.


MLX Swift has a few examples, including:

  • Large-scale text generation with Mistral 7B
  • Training a simple LeNet on MNIST
  • Examples that run on macOS or iOS

The MLX Swift Examples repo contains the complete code and documentation for these examples.


The MLX Swift package can be built and run from Xcode or SwiftPM. A CMake install is also provided.

More details are in the documentation.


In Xcode you can add https://github.com/ml-explore/mlx-swift as a package dependency and link MLX, MLXNN, MLXOptimizers and MLXRandom as needed.


To use MLX with SwiftPM you can add this to your Package.swift:

dependencies: [
    .package(url: "https://github.com/ml-explore/mlx-swift", from: "0.10.0")

and add the libraries as dependencies:

dependencies: [.product(name: "MLX", package: "mlx-swift"),
               .product(name: "MLXRandom", package: "mlx-swift"),
               .product(name: "MLXNN", package: "mlx-swift"),
               .product(name: "MLXOptimizers", package: "mlx-swift"),
               .product(name: "MLXFFT", package: "mlx-swift")]

[!Note] SwiftPM (command line) cannot build the Metal shaders so the ultimate build has to be done via Xcode.


Although SwiftPM (command line) cannot build the Metal shaders, xcodebuild can and it can be used to do command line builds:

# build and run tests
xcodebuild test -scheme mlx-swift-Package -destination 'platform=OS X'

# build Tutorial
xcodebuild build -scheme Tutorial -destination 'platform=OS X'


Building with CMake requires both CMake and Ninja to be installed. You can do this with Homebrew:

brew install cmake
brew install ninja

With CMake:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -G Ninja


Check out the contribution guidelines for more information on contributing to MLX. See the docs for more information on building from source, and running tests.

We are grateful for all of our contributors. If you contribute to MLX Swift and wish to be acknowledged, please add your name to the list in your pull request.

MLX Swift was initially developed by David Koski and Ronan Collobert, and is now maintained by David Koski. MLX Swift is built on top of MLX, which was initially developed with equal contribution by Awni Hannun, Jagrit Digani, Angelos Katharopoulos, and Ronan Collobert.


The MLX array functions should match MLX as of tag v0.3.0. The MLXNN package should match MLX (mlx.nn) as of tag v0.0.10.


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Release Notes

Initial release (0.10.0)
8 weeks ago

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