Rapid Miner


This looks like quite a good package that is open-source. There is a community edition that is downloadable and some other versions that are commercial. It’s quite a sophisticated looking package. Their website lists the following features:

  • Freely available open-source data mining and analysis system
  • Runs on every major platform and operating system
  • Most intuitive process design
  • Multi-layered data view concept ensures efficient data handling
  • GUI mode, server mode (command line), or access via Java API
  • Simple extension mechanism
  • Powerful high-dimensional plotting facilities
  • Most comprehensive solution available: more than 500 operators for data integration and transformation, data mining, evaluation, and visualization
  • Automatic meta optimization schemes
  • Definition of re-usable building blocks
  • Standardized XML interchange format for processes
  • Graphical process design for standard tasks, scripting language for arbitrary operations
  • Machine learning library WEKA fully integrated
  • Access to data sources like Excel, Access, Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL, Sybase,
  • Ingres, MySQL, Postgres, SPSS, dBase, Text files and more
  • Most comprehensive data mining solution with respect to data integration, transformation, and modeling methods
  • Winner of several user and jury awards
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