RapidMiner Introductory Tutorial Videos

RapidMiner Introductory Tutorial Videos

I’m getting ready to teach Data Analytics and Visualization in the Graduate Program in Software at the University of St. Thomas this spring.  I’m really excited about this course, and thrilled that 31 people registered within a week or two.  There is great energy around these topics.  I’m using two tools:  RapidMiner (from Rapid-I.com) and R.

Since these tools are freely available for students they are priced right, but one of the challenges is that you get what you pay for in terms of training, explanations, etc.  RapidMiner is widely used in Europe.  It is a suite of hundreds of algorithms used in Data Mining and statistical analysis.  It uses a graphical programming environment that is easy to use and understand.  However there are a few techniques it is useful to understand to maximize using the tool.  So, I’m creating YouTube videos to show people how to get started.  They are online at:

  1. Installing RapidMiner  http://youtu.be/FtBvxWI9QsA
  2. Online Tutorials  http://youtu.be/h20-Ae_xQkA
  3. Extensions http://t.co/CNXLuLJB

Each is just a few minutes long.  Check them out and let me know what you think.

Overall, the best free training that I’ve found for RapidMiner are videos that various users have posted on YouTube.  I’m curating a list of useful videos that I’ll share with my class.  If you want a copy, please email me and I’ll send it to you.


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