Author Archives: Philippe Fournier-Viger

SPMF’s architecture (4) The MemoryLogger

Today, I will continue the series of blog posts to explain the architecture of the SPMF data mining library, and I will talk in particular about a module in SPMF called the MemoryLogger. This module is responsible for recording the … Continue reading

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Unethical services in academia

Today, some people contacted me on LinkedIn to ask me if I have any papers where I could sell the authorship. I was quite amazed that someone would ask me that… But I have heard that it is something that … Continue reading

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SPMF’s architecture (3) The Preference Manager

This is the third of a series of blog posts about the architecture of the SPMF data mining library. Today, I will explain the role of another an internal module in SPMF, called the Preference Manager. This module is used … Continue reading

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A Brief Glossary of Pattern Mining

In this blog post, I will provide a short glossary of key terms found in pattern mining papers: ==Philippe Fournier-Viger is a professor  and the founder of the open-source data mining software SPMF, offering more than 250 data mining algorithms. 

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SPMF’s architecture (2) The Main class and the Command Processor

In this blog post, I will continue explaining the architecture of the SPMF data mining library. In the previous post, I have introduced a key component of SPMF called the Algorithm Manager, which manages all the algorithms offered in SPMF. … Continue reading

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SPMF’s architecture (1) The Algorithm Manager

In this new series of blog posts, I will talk about the architecture of the SPMF data mining library, and in particular, I will talk about the AlgorithmManager, which is a key component of SPMF, which manages all the algorithms … Continue reading

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How to call SPMF from Visual Basic .Net (VB)?

Today, I will explain how to use SPMF from Visual Basic .Net. Previously, I have explained how to call SPMF from C#, from R, from C++ (on Windows) and from Python. Requirements Let me first describe the requirements. It is … Continue reading

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How to call SPMF from a C++ Program (Windows)?

I will explain how to call SPMF from a C++ program for the Windows platform. If you are interested by other programming languages, you can check my previous blog posts, where I give examples of how to call SPMF from … Continue reading

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How to call SPMF from R?

In previous blog posts, I have explained how to call SPMF as an external program from Python and how to call SPMF from C#. Today, I will explain how to call SPMF from an R program. Requirements Since SPMF is … Continue reading

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How to call SPMF from Python?

In this blog post, I will explain how to call the SPMF data mining library from Python. Generally, there are two ways to call SPMF from Python. The first way is to use an unofficial Python wrapper for SPMF such as … Continue reading

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