|RapidMiner, Manual||7 Sep 2010|
|English Manual: It's there. It's free. by Ingo Mierswa||Comment (0)|
Although we already had released the English manual for RapidMiner already a few weeks ago and announced this in the forum and on the RapidMiner news page (you see? you shoud really read those news!) shown after starting RapidMiner, still people ask us when the manual will be released.
Here is the more or less official announcement: it is released. The manual consists of about 140 pages and contains also an introduction chapter on the basic ideas of data mining (well, basically only of classification but that does not matter) and the terms used within RapidMiner. We got a lot of nice comments, especially for this first introduction chapter. So please let us know if you like it or not or if you find an error. We are happy to correct or optimize the manual for future releases.
And by the way: the manual is free just as the software itself. Here we mean: "free" like in "free beer". Just download it, read it, and let us know what you think.
You can download the manual from the Rapid-I web page:
The link to the manual can be found in the documentation section of this page (scroll down) below the other download links. We hope you enjoy the manual and that it helps you together with the video tutorials we provide to get the basic concepts of RapidMiner.
P.S.: The new manual replaces the old RapidMiner tutorial and GUI manual known from previous versions of RapidMiner.