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From Matthew Runo <>
Subject Re: mahout for news recommendation?
Date Fri, 03 Apr 2009 16:31:30 GMT
I'd love to have a better "Taste for dummies" getting started section.  
I too am on OS X, and with this thread can finally compile Taste, but  
the instructions are still vauge (to me). I'd love to help, but I  
think it'd be /great/ to have something really easy to follow along  
with, ala..

1. Create a file in the format, userId,itemID. Call it "input.txt".
2. Create a class.. <code for class that reads in input.txt>
3. How to build mahout
4. How to build taste
5. instructions for running the class

I think this would help a lot of people.

Thanks for your time!

Matthew Runo
Software Engineer, - 702-943-7833

On Apr 2, 2009, at 10:25 PM, Sean Owen wrote:

> I can take care of it shortly when I'm back. The only tweak I'd make
> is that 'step 0' is just to obtain the distro, which is not
> necessarily done via SVN and in fact won't be done that way for most
> people.
> I also see that my 'how to roll your own server' section is now out of
> date too and needs fixing.

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