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October 2010 Archives
Or should I say, Enterprise Solutions.Â I posted yesterday about the amazing amount of answers to questions out there in the forums and blogs for new Rapidminer users.Â Often these questions take the form of â€œDoes Rapidminer do â€œXâ€ or how does the XVal operator work?â€ Usually from those answers, the user can tinker with their processes and finish up their work. But what if youâ€™re looking to truly really unleash the power of Rapidminer? What if your company or special project needs a custom solution thatâ€™s open source, stable, platform independent, and has the technical expertise of the Rapidminer developers and power users behind it? Then you need the Enterprise Solution.Â The guys at Rapid-I provide a three tier consulting solution for small to large enterprises, all customized to their needs, and they got a solution for you.
I just wanted to remind my readers, and any new readers, that between the Rapid-I forums, the Rapid-I Blog, Â my blog, and myÂ NMT forums, there is an amazing amount of answers to your questions! First and foremost, the Rapid-I forums and my forums should be your first stop for questions not answered in our growingÂ video library of tutorials. Â If that fails, a wellÂ thought out (and written)Â email to yours truly is appreciated. I try to answer every email and forum post (if another reader hasn't already) I get, but I do a lot of traveling for work and sometimes I forget or don't answer right away. Please keep pestering me! =) If you're just interested in learning about new upcoming functionality in Rapidminer OR just seeing some great ways to extend this software, check out the Rapid-I blog too. Â Ingo does and great job showcasing Rapidminer's existing and future functionality and you should put their RSS feed in your reader.
Well at least its presenceÂ on the Internet. It appears to be gone and I can't locate the .XLA file anywhere to save my life. Â I wrote about this neat little Excel add-in a long time ago in myÂ Genetic Algorithm Excel Addin post and since then its remained amazingly popular. Â I sure hope the developer reposts it soon but I'm not holding my breath. In case you're interested, there is another slicker Excel add-in for genetic max and min problems from www.xlpert.com. Â The only thing is that it costs $35. FWIW, I actually bought this XLA from the developer because I wanted something to poke around with in Excel without building something in Rapidminer. Â Of course you can do the same in Rapidminer, but I'm a tinkerer and a poker and this satisfied my curiosity. :) UPDATE: The Genetic Algorithm Excel Addin is BACK! The developer moved websites and uploaded it back online again! Thanks Noyan!
I'm working with someone to analyze Twitter sentiment tweets. Â It's lookling like a great and interesting project alright and I've set up the basic processes already. Â I'll probably build a standard XVal type of model to see what kind of accuracy I get and then weight the positive and negative sentiments with a SVM. Â Plus do a lot of data discovery on the classified data. I fully believe that Twitter is an untapped goldmine for marketers, financial folks, and a slew of all other kinds of people. Â The trick to tapping into Twitter and building a viable model first before you start digging around for sentiment. Â Why? Because there's a lot of crap in Twitter too. They pay us the big bucks forÂ separatingÂ the chafe from the wheat...
Sorry NMT was offline for almost 7 days! Â First my server had a host of MySQL problems and then IÂ accidentalÂ deleted my database hostname. Â Thanks for your patience!
In this video I highlight the often overlooked (I know I did) Generate Attribute operator to create trading rules. This operator is not just applicable to financial data but to any data set where you want to transform and create new attributes "on the fly."
No sooner did I post this video that IÂ receivedÂ a notification of a new post at the Rapid-I blog about this operator. They're going to extend nominal values in the Generate Attribute operator in Rapidminer 5.1.