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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: Forecasting in Mahout
Date Tue, 22 May 2012 23:33:37 GMT
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 this.
> 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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