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From Steven Bourke <>
Subject Re: WEKA vs Mahout
Date Wed, 15 Sep 2010 19:16:49 GMT
Hi Qf,

It's worth considering that weka does make available an SDK so you can
extend or develop any algorithms. I've only used weka a little, I got the
impression it had more algorithms implemented. I could be wrong.

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 8:09 PM, First Qaxy <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've been asked and I'm trying to figure out what are the major differences
> between Mahout and WEKA concerning classification, clustering and assoc
> rules(PFPGrowth). My understanding so far is that:- Mahout supports
> unsupervised algorithms; WEKA also supports supervised through its UI.-
> Mahout scales much better while WEKA is memory bound.- Mahout is targeting
> developers directly; WEKA mainly data mining analysts.- WEKA supports
> automating detection of classification algorithms. does Mahout have
> something similar?- Anything important that I've missed?
> If anyone can provide any insight that would be great. Thanks.
> /qf

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