3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 12, 2012 9:46 AM by frederic.sauvage

    Datamining capability

    Philip George

      Hi,

       

      Can anyone tell me whether Tableau is having any datamining capability.

       

      Philip

        • 1. Re: Datamining capability
          Dimitri.B

          How would you define data mining? Is it "running complex algorithms on large amounts of data to detect any patterns", or is it "efficiently and quickly exploring large amounts of data visually to see if there is anything interesting"?

          • 2. Re: Datamining capability
            Agustin Diaz

            Hi Philip,

             

            Tableau is a great tool to data visualization or data presentation.

             

            As I understand data mining, if you want deeper analysis than a linear regression will have to use some different software adapted to data mining.

            I personally use other tools (SAS, SPSS, RapidMiner, R, XLSTAT...) for clustering, factor analysis, regression models more complex that a simple reg... and when I get a relevant results (ie. customer segmentation) I will apply it at the database level. Later I use Tableau just to read these results and show on dashboards.

             

            At the end of any software does it all, you have to adapt working methods to problems arising in the organization


            Agustín

            • 3. Re: Datamining capability

              I used SPSS, R et XLSTAT. I advice you weka.