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.
The online appendix The Weka Workbench, distributed as a free PDF, for the fourth edition of the book Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques.
The manual for Weka 3.8 and the manual for Weka 3.9, as included in the distribution of the software when you download it.
The Javadoc for Weka 3.8 and the Javadoc for Weka 3.9, extracted directly from the source code, providing information on the API and parameters for command-line usage of Weka.
The videos and slides for the online courses on Data Mining with Weka, More Data Mining with Weka, and Advanced Data Mining with Weka.
- 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 https://weka.sourceforge.io/doc.packages/ 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#
Weka can be used from several other software systems for data science, and there is a set of slides on WEKA in the Ecosystem for Scientific Computing covering Octave/Matlab, R, Python, and Hadoop.
A page with with news and documentation on Weka's support for importing PMML models.
A short tutorial on connecting Weka to MongoDB using a JDBC driver.