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The Lite Plan is Very Restricted

I started using the Lite plan to learn a few things about IBM's APIs, due to the Behid the Code Marathon which will start soon.

I started using Visual Reconition, training to do river and sea photo recognition.

I hardly used it and it reached its limit.

I think that maybe it could have to do with me sending a lot of images to train him (around 1600 images, 800 from the river, and 800 from the sea)

I realized this need, because using only 10 images he was not very good at differentiating between river and sea, I got to test it and it was much better after I trained him with many images.

Then I decided to create a NodeJS code based on an example from the IBM documentation and started testing, I really shouldn't have tested even 50 images and it has reached its limit.

I would like to know if sending too many images to train makes Plano Lite reach its limit and how can I recover the Lite plan to participate in the Marathon?

I would like to take advantage and report that the "implementation" tab where it shows the code to be implemented in languages ‚Äč‚Äčlike Python and Node are giving a "depracation" error. That says DeprecationWarning: VisualRecognitionV3 is a deprecated function. watson-developer-cloud moved to ibm-watson, luckily i saw another documentation where it shows the code, but i think this makes it difficult for beginners like me, i had to search until i found the solution, which is in IBM's own documentation.


The depreciated code displayed is:

import json

from watson_developer_cloud import VisualRecognitionV3

visual_recognition = VisualRecognitionV3 (


iam_apikey = '{iam_api_key}')

with open ('./ fruitbowl.jpg', 'rb') as images_file:

classes = visual_recognition.classify (


threshold = '0.6',

classifier_ids = 'MarouRio_1704349307'). get_result ()

print (json.dumps (classes, indent = 2))


I hope this helps them to get better, this is my feedback, with love.

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  • Aug 4 2020
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    SABTAIN KHAN commented
    9 Sep 02:25pm

    The service is priced in a way where you can get a whole month of usage for free at your level after upgrading if you're a first time Cloud user. I would also point out that Lite is really meant for minimal testing, not to build a solution with hundreds of images used to train a model.

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