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From Pavan Kumar N <>
Subject Re: Website, urgent help needed
Date Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:19:30 GMT
hi. just read the whole email just now as earlier i was travelling. i am on
On Mar 12, 2014 12:35 PM, "Sebastian Schelter" <> wrote:

> Hi,
> As you've probably noticed, I've put in a lot of effort over the last days
> to kickstart cleaning up our website. I've thrown out a lot of stuff and
> have been startled by the amout of outdated and incorrect information on
> our website, as well as links pointing to nowhere.
> I think our lack of documentation makes it superhard to use Mahout for new
> people. A crucial next step is to clean up the documentation on
> classification and clustering. I cannot do this alone, because I don't have
> the time and I'm not so familiar with the background of the algorithms.
> I need volunteers to go through all the pages under "Classification" and
> "Clustering" on the website. For the algorithms, the content and claims of
> the articles need to be checked, for the examples we need to make sure that
> everything still works as described. It would also be great to move
> articles from personal blogs to our website.
> Imagine that some developer wants to try out Mahout and takes one hour for
> that in the evening. She will go to our website, download Mahout, read the
> description of an algorithm and try to run an example. In the current state
> of the documentation, I'm afraid that most people will walk away
> frustrated, because the website does not help them as it should.
> Best,
> Sebastian
> PS: I will make my standpoint on whether Mahout should do a 1.0 release
> depend on whether we manage to clean up and maintain our documentation.

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