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Learning Apache Mahout by Chandramani Tiwary

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How Mahout

In this section, you will learn how to install and configure Mahout.

Setting up the development environment

For any development work involving Mahout, and to follow the examples in this book, you will require the following setup:

  • Java 1.6 or higher
  • Maven 2.0 or higher
  • Hadoop 1.2.1
  • Eclipse with Maven plugin
  • Mahout 0.9

I prefer to try out the latest version, barring when there are known compatibility issues. To configure Hadoop, follow the instructions on this page http://hadoop.apache.org/docs/r1.2.1/single_node_setup.html. We will focus on configuring Maven, Eclipse with the Maven plugin, and Mahout.

Configuring Maven

Maven can be downloaded from one of the mirrors of the Apache website http://maven.apache.org/download.cgi. We use Apache Maven ...

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