WEKA

Waikato Environment for Knowledge Analysis (Weka), developed at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. It is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License, and the companion software to the book “Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques”. Weka contains a collection of visualization tools and algorithms for data analysis and predictive modeling, together with graphical user interfaces for easy access to these functions. The original non-Java version of Weka was a Tcl/Tk front-end to (mostly third-party) modeling algorithms implemented in other programming languages, plus data preprocessing utilities in C, and a Makefile-based system for running machine learning experiments. This original version was primarily designed as a tool for analyzing data from agricultural domains, but the more recent fully Java-based version (Weka 3), for which development started in 1997, is now used in many different application areas, in particular for educational purposes and research.