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This wiki is not the only source of information on the Weka software. Weka comes with built-in help and includes a comprehensive manual. For an introduction to the machine learning techniques implemented in Weka, and the software itself, consider taking a look at the book Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques and its freely available online appendix on the Weka workbench, providing an overview of the software. Closely linked to the book, there are also free online courses on data mining with the machine learning techniques in Weka. A list of sources with information on Weka is provided below.

General documentation#

Weka packages#

  • There is a list of packages for Weka that can be installed using the built-in package manager. Javadoc for a package is available at followed by the name of the package.

Mailing list archive#

  • The Weka mailing list is a very helpful source of information, spanning more than 15 years of questions and answers on Weka.


  • There is the official Weka blog that has Weka-related news items and the occasional article of interest to Weka users.

  • There is also Mark Hall's blog with a lot of useful information on several important Weka packages in particular.

Other sources of information#