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From Jason Xin <>
Subject RE: Forecasting in Mahout
Date Wed, 23 May 2012 00:57:15 GMT
A 'regular' regression may not qualify as machine-learning, although machines definitely can
learn regular regression. If data set is too large, your R may crash. That is, most of R programs

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From: Ted Dunning [] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 7:34 PM
Subject: Re: Forecasting in Mahout

That is a regression, not a classifier.  There are no good regression in Mahout just now.

How large is your data?  Is R not an option?

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:31 AM, ParvathyPillai

> I am currently working on a project which deals with demand 
> forecasting and machine learning on Hadoop. I came across Mahout when researching for
> From the various tutorials and 'Mahout in Action' book, I came to 
> understand that classification algorithms on Mahout though allow the 
> use of continuous predictor variables, needs the target variables to 
> be categorical. Is it possible to apply these classification 
> algorithms for predicting the values of continuous variables, 
> essentially like demand? If so, how?
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