[R] Data mining tools

Mark Difford mark_difford at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jul 31 23:55:58 CEST 2007

Hi Gérald,

I can't help you directly, but you haven't yet had a reply, so...

Googling, as you have found, will waste your time if you know more that you
Google for.  Clementine's quite unusual --- in the field of statistical
methods --- so target that.  Take the main Stats methods journals and search
them; or try something like CiteSeer:


Motto: Always write it down, even if that's all you...end up spending your
time doing.

Hope this helps,


gerald.jean wrote:
> Hello there, apologies for cross-posting
> my question is not an S/R question but there is so much knowledge
> concentrated in those lists that I thought someone could point me in the
> right direction.
> A few months ago I read an article in a referenced journal comparing some
> data mining programs, among which there was Insightful's I Miner, SAS'
> Entreprise Miner, SPSS' Clementine (I think) and a few others.
> Unfortunately I can't remember in which journal was the article published
> or who was the author?  I have been Googling a lot to try to locate the
> article but to no avail!  Would someone know who published the article and
> in which journal?  By the way, any serious, published comparisons of data
> mining programs would be welcomed as the company I work for is planning to
> add a data mining program to our tool box soon.
> Thanks for any leads,
> Gérald Jean
> Conseiller senior en statistiques, Actuariat
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