|Vega, Repositories, RapidMiner||30 Sep 2009|
|Approaching Vega (Episode VI: Repositories) by Ingo Mierswa||Comment (0)|
This is probably the final episode of our "Approaching Vega" story: RapidMiner 5 Beta will be released during the next days and then you can try all of the cool new features yourself.
We have shown you during the last weeks how RapidMiner 5 handles meta data and automatically transform it during the process design time. This is a key component of RapidMiner 5 since the meta data transformation not only simplifies the graphical user interface by providing, for example, the names of the transformed attributes in interface components. Moreover, the meta data transformation is the foundation of ongoing process checks which will show you possible problems as early as possible and will also assist you by providing hints how to solve problems (see the quick fix discussion below).
However, the meta data transformations are of course only possible if any meta data exists at the first place. And here the new Repositories come into the game: you can have several repositories and you can use them to organize your analysis projects, your data, and your data mining processes.
Data can simply be imported to the repository by drag'n'drop. This makes data integration as easy as possible. Once imported, the data is stored together with its meta data which can hence be used during process design without having the data loaded at all.
Flow Design, Meta Data Transformations, and Repositories are the three main components of RapidMiner 5. Together they simplify your analysis work a lot and extend the possibilities for your data analysis at the same time. Just check out the upcoming RapidMiner 5 Beta.