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From peng <pc...@uowmail.edu.au>
Subject Re: Mahout 1.0 goals
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:30:03 GMT
Me three

On Sun 02 Mar 2014 11:45:33 AM EST, Ted Dunning wrote:
> Ravi,
>
> Good points.
>
> On Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 12:38 AM, Ravi Mummulla <ravi.mummulla@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> - Natively support Windows (guidance, etc. No documentation exists today,
>> for instance)
>>
>
> There is a bit of demand for that.
>
> - Faster time to first application (from discovery to first application
>> currently takes a non-trivial amount of effort; how can we lower the bar
>> and reduce the friction for adoption?)
>>
>
> There is huge evidence that this is important.
>
>
>>   - Better documenting use cases with working samples/examples
>> (Documentation
>> on https://mahout.apache.org/users/basics/algorithms.html is spread out
>> and
>> there is too much focus on algorithms as opposed to use cases - this is an
>> adoption blocker)
>>
>
> This is also important.
>
>
>> - Uniformity of the API set across all algorithms (are we providing the
>> same experience across all APIs?)
>>
>
> And many people have been tripped up by this.
>
>
>>   - Measuring/publishing scalability metrics of various algorithms (why
>> would
>> we want users to adopt Mahout vs. other frameworks for ML at scale?)
>>
>
> I don't see this as important as some of your other points, but is still
> useful.
>

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