Download and learn about the classic MNIST dataset
Short for “Modified National Institute of Standards and Technology," MNIST is the canonical database of labeled images of handwritten digits from 0 through 9. MNIST is often used in sample projects as a sort of "hello world" for machine learning. It is also used frequently as a performance benchmark.
The dataset has a training set of 60,000 examples, and a test set of 10,000 examples which are available from this page.
MNIST + Gradient
MNIST is available in the Public Datasets Repository which is provided for free in Gradient. These datasets are automatically mounted to every Notebook and Experiment.