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From Pat Ferrel <>
Subject Re: New Mahout "Samsara" Book
Date Thu, 25 Feb 2016 19:30:08 GMT
I’m working on something, @Dmitriy mentioned that we might be able to add to the second edition
of the Beyond Mapreduce book, also looking at a free self-published PDF book. Not sure how
much it helps to have paper or a publisher behind promotion. Any thoughts are welcome

In the meantime it will come out incrementally in form of blog posts and docs updates. Doc
updates will be on the Mahout site, blog posts will be as guest posts but will be mirrored

PM me if you have leads on possible guest post sites.

We are starting to get a lot of interesting real world results data, and some we can make
public. So we can talk 1/2 about the math and 1/2 about practical applications. 

BTW this has led to some possible gen 2 mods and additions to the Mahout code.

On Feb 25, 2016, at 11:04 AM, Suneel Marthi <> wrote:

I have talked with @Pat offline about a book on the new Recommenders.

Definitely calls for another book.

On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 1:22 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:

> The project has moved in various ways since MiA was first published, but
> just covering Samsara leaves a lot of recommendation code that needs to be
> covered. There is room for another book.
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 9:32 AM, Suneel Marthi <> wrote:
>> The Mahout project has diverged from 'Mahout in Action' since Mahout 0.7
>> release in 2012.
>> On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 12:30 PM, FRANCISCO XAVIER SUMBA TORAL <
>>> wrote:
>>> Awesome!! This book it’s mostly about Samsara. I’ll buy it. BTW do you
>>> know if there is an update of Mahout in Action? or Is it worth to buy
>> now?
>>> It has not changed too much mahout or the approach its same with the
>> actual
>>> implementation of mahout.

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