The library fastFM is an academic project. The time and resources spent developing fastFM are therefore justified by the number of citations of the software. If you publish scientific articles using fastFM, please cite the following article (bibtex entry citation.bib). This repository allows you to use Factorization Machines in Python (2.7 & 3.x) with the well known scikit-learn API. All performance critical code as been written in C and wrapped with Cython. fastFM provides stochastic gradient descent (SGD) and coordinate descent (CD) optimization routines as well as Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) for Bayesian inference. The solvers can be used for regression, classification and ranking problems. Detailed usage instructions can be found in the online documentation and on arXiv.