Category Archives: open-source

Some upcoming features of SPMF 2.54

Today, I will reveal some upcoming features of SPMF, which I am currently testing and will be released in the next version (2.54), probably in about 1 week. 1) The first new feature is that it will be possible to … Continue reading

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How to call SPMF from another Java program as an external program?

This is a short blog post where I will explain how to call SPMF as an external program from another Java program to execute an algorithm. Before we start, it should be said that there are multiple ways to use … Continue reading

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SPMF 2.52 is released

This is just a short blog post to let you know that a new version of the SPMF library has been released, called version 2.52. This new version contains two new algorithms for high utility itemset mining and one for … Continue reading

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Towards SPMF v3.0…

Today, I will talk a little bit about the recent improvements and future direction for the SPMF data mining library. How SPMF started? SPMF is a software project that I started around 2008 when I was a Ph.D student in … Continue reading

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New version of SPMF (2.44): 4 new algorithms, datasets and features

Today, I am happy to announce that a new version of the SPMF open-source data mining software is released (v. 2.44). This is the download page. This new version was made possible due to several contributors. What is new? New … Continue reading

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The SPMF data mining library v.2.40 is released!

Hi all, I am please to announce that a new version of SPMF has just been published (v 2.40). It contains 9 novel algorithms: the HUIM-ABC algorithm for approximate high utility itemset mining using Artificial Bee Colony Optimization (thanks to Wei Song and Chaoming Huang for contributing … Continue reading

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Analyzing the source code of SPMF (5 years later)

Five years ago, I had analyzed the source code of the SPMF data mining software using an open-source tool called CodeAnalyzer ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/codeanalyze-gpl/ ). This had provided some interesting insights about the structure of the project, especially in terms of lines of codes and code to … Continue reading

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How to run SPMF without installing Java?

The SPMF data mining software is a popular open-source software for discovering patterns in data and for performing other data mining tasks. Typically, to run SPMF, Java must have been installed on a computer. However, it is possible to run SPMF on a computer that does not have Java installed. For example, … Continue reading

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Introduction to clustering: the K-Means algorithm (with Java code)

In this blog post, I will introduce the popular data mining task of clustering (also called cluster analysis).  I will explain what is the goal of clustering, and then introduce the popular K-Means algorithm with an example. Moreover, I will briefly explain how an open-source Java implementation of … Continue reading

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Introduction to time series mining with SPMF

This blog post briefly explain how time series data mining can be performed with the Java open-source data mining library SPMF (v.2.06).  It first explain what is a time series and then discuss how data mining can be performed on time series. What is … Continue reading

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