Ganblr Toolbox

ganblr, tulip
pip install ganblr==0.1.3


GANBLR Toolbox

GANBLR Toolbox contains GANBLR models proposed by Tulip Lab for tabular data generation, which can sample fully artificial data from real data.

Currently, this package contains following GANBLR models:

  • GANBLR++

For a quick start, you can check out this usage example in Google Colab. Open In Colab


We recommend you to install ganblr through pip:

pip install ganblr

Alternatively, you can also clone the repository and install it from sources.

git clone
cd ganblr
python install

Usage Example

In this example we load the Adult Dataset* which is a built-in demo dataset. We use GANBLR to learn from the real data and then generate some synthetic data.

from ganblr import get_demo_data
from ganblr.models import GANBLR

# this is a discrete version of adult since GANBLR requires discrete data.
df = get_demo_data('adult')
x, y = df.values[:,:-1], df.values[:,-1]

model = GANBLR(), y, epochs = 10)

#generate synthetic data
synthetic_data = model.sample(1000)

The steps to generate synthetic data using GANBLR++ are similar to GANBLR, but require an additional parameter numerical_columns to tell the model the index of the numerical columns.

from ganblr import get_demo_data
from ganblr.models import GANBLRPP
import numpy as np

# raw adult
df = get_demo_data('adult-raw')
x, y = df.values[:,:-1], df.values[:,-1]

def is_numerical(dtype):
    return dtype.kind in 'iuf'

column_is_numerical = df.dtypes.apply(is_numerical).values
numerical_columns = np.argwhere(column_is_numerical).ravel()

model = GANBLRPP(numerical_columns), y, epochs = 10)

#generate synthetic data
synthetic_data = model.sample(1000)


You can check the documentation at


Here we show the results of the TSTR(Training on Synthetic data, Testing on Real data) evaluation on Adult dataset based on the experiments in our paper.

TRTR(Train on Real, Test on Real) will be used as the baseline for comparison. You are welcome to update this Leaderboard.

TRTR 0.8741 0.8561 0.8379 0.8562
GANBLR 0.74 0.842 0.81 0.851
CTGAN 0.787 0.831 0.792 0.839
... ... ... ... ...


If you use GANBLR, please cite the following work:

Y. Zhang, N. A. Zaidi, J. Zhou and G. Li, "GANBLR: A Tabular Data Generation Model," 2021 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), 2021, pp. 181-190, doi: 10.1109/ICDM51629.2021.00103.

    author={Zhang, Yishuo and Zaidi, Nayyar A. and Zhou, Jiahui and Li, Gang},  
    booktitle={2021 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM)},   
    title={GANBLR: A Tabular Data Generation Model},   
    author = {Yishuo Zhang and Nayyar Zaidi and Jiahui Zhou and Gang Li},
    title = {<bold>GANBLR++</bold>: Incorporating Capacity to Generate Numeric Attributes and Leveraging Unrestricted Bayesian Networks},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2022 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM)},
    pages = {298-306},
    doi = {10.1137/1.9781611977172.34},