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RapidMiner, Open Source System for Data Mining

RapidMiner is an environment for machine learning, data mining, text mining, predictive analytics, and business analytics. It is used for research, education, training, rapid prototyping, application development, and industrial applications. In a poll by KDnuggets, a data-mining newspaper, RapidMiner ranked second in data mining/analytic tools used for real projects in 2009 and was first in 2010.

You can find more information in its website:
Website: http://rapid-i.com/content/view/181/190/

Maybe you like to see the following Tutorial too:

 
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The Popularity of Data Analysis Software

We always ask the question when we dig into the data: what kind of the tool (or tools) we would like to use? Robert A. Muenchen presents a study of the most popular data analysis software to answer that question.

The study measure the popularity of the analytical tools on various factors including sales & downloads, language popularity measures, number of search results, web site popularity, finally surveys of use and etc. For example, see the plot below.

 
2 votes
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Breaking the Genome Bottleneck

 
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Cracking Your Genetic Code (a Worth Watching Video on PBS)

A very interesting video on PBS on "peronalized gene-based medicine".

 
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How Students Learn Statistics - common statistical misconceptions

How to ensure that students understand statistical ideas and can apply them to real-world situations has been a major concern of many statisticians who are involved in teaching statistics.

In "How to Learn Statistics", Joan Garfield (1995) has reviewed research in the areas of psychology, statistical education, and mathematics education. Moreover, common statistical misconceptions revealed by Kahneman, Slovic & Tversky (1982) are summarized in this study.

 
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Free open source disk encryption software!

Many of us have different types of confidential information on our computers. Most of data analysts deal with datasets that are highly confidential and should be kept in a secure place. I always had the challenge on how to protect the confidential on my computers. the following is a link to an Open Source set of encryption utilities.This utility is currently free to use.  TrueCrypt allows for the creation of encrypted files which can be mounted as a virtual disk. Contents can then be copied to, read from or run from this disk.

 
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REGISTRATION FOR JSM 2012 IS NOW OPEN!

The 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings will be held July 28-August 2, 2012, at the San Diego Convention Center. JSM is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2012.

Registration: http://www.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2012/registration.cfm

 
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Enabling GPU Computing in the R Statistical Environment

Are you interested to know about GPU Computing in the R, go to http://brainarray.mbni.med.umich.edu/brainarray/rgpgpu/:

 
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MIT courses on Statistics (Open Access Archive)

MIT has a big archive of most of its courses online that is available to public for free. The program is called OpenCourseWare (OCW) at MIT. Basically, each course has a website including the lecture notes, syllabus, assignments, exams, sometimes video lectures, .... The website can be accessed here. The courses in this website are listed under the name of each department.

 
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Weka: Data Mining Software in Java

If you are looking for a free good Data Mining software or need a machine learning techniques package to use in your own desktop or web application, Weka could be a good choice to use. Weka software also provides different interfaces for data analysis and building knowledge flow.

 
 

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