Chapter 2

Getting Used to RapidMiner

Ingo Mierswa

Rapid-I, Dortmund, Germany

2.1 Introduction

We will use the open source data mining solution RapidMiner for the practical exercises in this book and for demonstrating the use cases for data mining, predictive analytics, and text mining discussed here. Before we can work with RapidMiner, you of course need to download and install the software first. You will find RapidMiner in the download area of the Rapid-I website: http://www.rapid-i.com. If you want to follow the use cases in this book, it is highly recommended to download the appropriate installation package for your operating system and install RapidMiner according to the instructions on the website now. All usual Windows versions are supported ...

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