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Introduction to Data Mining and Predictive Analytics with RapidMiner


Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Introduction to Data Mining and Predictive Analytics with RapidMiner


Tuesday, June 18th and Wednesday, June 19th from 8:30 am to 5 pm

A light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided.

Be sure to check out our Advanced Text and Web Mining Techniques with RapidMiner and RapidAnalytics course being held in the same location June 20 and 21.  Register for both at the same time to get a special discount.

Class size for this event is limited to 12 students.  If the class is sold out and you wish to be added to a waiting list, contact the event organizer.

This training course is a compact two day introduction into the foundations of data mining and business analytics as well as into the software RapidMiner. After this training course the participants will have a complete understanding of how Rapid-I software works and is used. The overall data mining process is covered as well as the foundations of the software. Participants will be able to create predictive models in standard data environments typically found within most analyst positions. Due to a high number of practical exercises, the participants will be able to transfer the gained knowledge to own data mining problems and solve them quickly and easily.

After the training course the participants will have the ability to:

  • perform basic data preparations
  • build first predictive models,
  • evaluate the model’s quality
  • score new data sets


  • Target audience: users, analysts, developers, administrators
  • Previous knowledge: basic knowledge of computer programs and mathematics
  • Methods: lectures, discussions, individual and group work, exercises on realistic data.

Participants may introduce their own work and project specific questions in order to find particular solutions together with the trainer and other participants. The training course addresses beginners and intermediate learners.



  • Basic Usage
    • User Interface
    • Creating and handling RapidMiner repositories
    • Starting a new RapidMiner project
    • Operators and processes
    • Loading data from flat files
    • Loading data from databases
    • Storing data, processes and results
  • Data Preparation
    • Normalization and standardization
    • Basic transformations of value types
    • Handling missing values
    • Sampling
    • Filtering examples and attributes
    • Handling attribute roles
  • Predictive Models
    • Explorative data analysis including data visualization
    • Correlations
    • Linear Regression
    • Naïve Bayes
    • Decision Trees
    • Rules
    • Importance of attributes
  • Model Evaluation
    • Splitting data
    • Evaluation methods
    • Performance criteria
    • Lift charts
    • ROC plots
  • Scoring
    • Applying models             



You must bring a laptop to class (Windows, Mac or Linux OS is fine).  Should have Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.6 (officially Java 6.0) or later installed.  Students will be provided with links to install the Community Version of RapidMiner prior to the class.



David Weisman

David Weisman is a data scientist consultant with over 35 years of experience in the software field.  In addition to consulting, he is a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Boston, working at the intersection of molecular biology and data mining.  David is searching for cancer biomarkers in enormous volumes of DNA sequence data, identifying biosensors of environmental pollutants in bacterial and plant transcriptomic data, and teaching bioinformatics courses.  Prior to obtaining his recent Ph.D. in molecular biology, David ran a long-term successful software consulting firm, specializing in distributed system development, compiler design, operating system development, quantitative finance, network security, and health care informatics.

Training Facility Logistics

The training will be held in downtown Boston at the MicroTek/Compuworks training facility. The facility is near Boston's South Station and other public transportation.  Check their website for directions, specials on parking and nearby hotels (use their name and you should get the corporate rate).


Classes require a minimum of 3 students by June 11 to be held.  If there are insufficient registrants, the class may be cancelled and all students will be refunded the full registration fee.  Students should organize their travel arrangements accordingly and with this proviso. Rapid-I will promptly notify registered users as soon as the 3 students quota will be met. 


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Our Refund Policy: Plans change? We get it. But if you can't make it to the class, please email us at training@rapid-i.com no later than June 10.  No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

Have questions about Introduction to Data Mining and Predictive Analytics with RapidMiner? Contact RapidMiner

When & Where

MicroTek/CompuWorks – Boston, MA
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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RapidMiner offers a variety of ways to learn and develop your skills with the RapidMiner product suite. Our training courses are the most efficient and effective way for data analysts, data scientists, and administrators to get started with RapidMiner. They are also the perfect preparation for our certification exams, which can qualify you as a Certified RapidMiner Analyst and Certified RapidMiner Expert.


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