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there is a loooong thread about installation problems in the RapidMiner forum at
Especially for some Linux systems, there are several settings of environment variables necessary. Looking at the end of the thread, most Linux guys seem to get it running in the end ;-)
Hope that helps,
Thank you for the link,
I did not get enough time to work around but what I wanted to point was its not completely seamless.
but I guess its great product because rattle is much worse to install and Rapid Miner + R I always wanted to happen for the power both bring
yes, you are right. The installation is less seamless than I would like it to be... But we are actually thinking of a new RapidMiner + R Bundle where both pieces software are bundled and delivered together without having them installed separately. This should make the installation on many platforms much simpler although we can probably not provide such a bundle for all platforms.
Once you got the R extension for RapidMiner installed, things are indeed really nice: transformations from RapidMiner data to R data frames are a one-liner as well as the transformation back from data frames to RapidMiner data (example sets). In between you have the power of R scripting and around it you have the complete analysis processes known from RapidMiner. Neat ;-)
I have recently written a simple tutorial in our blog for that which shows this if you (or anybody else) is interested:
All the best,