Happy New Year 2023!

To all readers of this blog, I would like to wish you a happy new year 2023!

Recently, I have been very busy due to the end of semester and also having COVID. But now, I am fully recovered.

Two things that I would like to talk about.

  1. Recently, I have learnt the sad news that a researcher from the field of data mining has passed away, who was still very young (around 50 years old). He was a good researcher and also a very friendly person that I have met several times at conferences. This reminds me that life can be short and it is important to enjoy it and also take care of your health. As researchers, we often work very hard. But, we should also think about having more balance between work and other aspects of life so as to be more healthy, and also to do sport, eat well and sleep well. I talk more about success and health for researchers in this blog post.
  2. On a different topic, I have recently released a new version of the SPMF data mining software (SPMF version 2.59, which you can download here). It offers two new tools: a graph viewer and an algorithm explorer (which I previously described on this blog), and also three new algorithms for periodic pattern mining, contributed by Prof. Vincent Nofong. I recommend to check out these new algorithms (PPFP, NPFPM and SRPFPM). They offer several possibilities for further research and applications.

This was just a short blog post to wish you a happy new year, talk to you about life, and tell you about the new version of SPMF.

Philippe Fournier-Viger is a full professor  and the founder of the open-source data mining software SPMF, offering more than 110 data mining algorithms. If you like this blog, you can tweet about it and/or subscribe to my twitter account @philfv to get notified about new posts.

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