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First, install Weka

Before beginning you should download and install Weka – if it isn’t already installed, which it will be if you have done the previous course Data Mining with Weka.

(Note: Depending on your computer and system version, you may need admin access to successfully install Weka.)

  • Go to http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/ml/weka

  • Click the Download and install button

  • Choose which one to download:

    • the “stable” version (not the “developer” version)

    • the appropriate version for your computer; Windows, Mac OS, or Linux

Once it’s downloaded, Ian opens it to get a standard setup “wizard”.

  • Just keep clicking “Next”! Install it in the default place – and remember the name of that place!

  • After installation, uncheck the box that says “Start Weka” and click “Finish”.

  • Then go to where Weka was installed and

    • create a shortcut to the Weka program and put it on the desktop for future use.

    • make a copy of the data folder (within the Weka folder) and put it in a convenient place for future use

    • rename it “Weka datasets”

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