Q: How much time will I have to spend on the course?
A: This course is considerably more demanding than the previous two and will take 25%-50% more time. The structure is the same: 6 lessons/week for 5 weeks, each consisting of a video and an activity. But (even) more of the learning takes place during the activities, which are more demanding than before. Allowing 15 mins for a video and 30-45 mins for an activity comes to 45-60 mins/lesson, so you should allow 4-5 hours/week.
Q: Why do I need a Google Account to join the course?
A: We are using the Google CourseBuilder as the course platform and it uses a Google Account for registration.
Q: What version of Weka is being used for the course?
A: Weka version 3.8.
Q: When is the final assessment?
A: The final assessment will be opened during week 5 and close a week after the course ends..
Q: What about Python?
A: Class 5 is mostly about scripting Weka in Python. You do not need to know the Python language; we give a quick introduction at the beginning. Most of the scripting is done within the Weka Explorer interface; however, one lesson is about integrating Weka with an existing Python installation. Setting up that installation is up to you: it's easy on Linux but quite difficult on Windows and Mac. However, we recognize that not everyone will want to do that, so the rest of the class does not depend on it.
Q: What about Groovy?
A: Class 5 contains one lesson about scripting Weka in Groovy, a Java-based scripting language. You do not need to know Groovy; again, we give a quick introduction at the beginning.
Q: I am using Linux. Can I install and use the Weka package available from the Debian/Ubuntu repositories?
Q: I am using Mac OSX. After unpacking the DMG disk image and starting Weka, the system tells me that the application is damaged and should be removed. What am I doing wrong?
A: You're doing nothing wrong. Apple introduced a new security feature with Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Please follow the troubleshooting instruction on the Weka wiki: OSX Mountain Lion - Weka x-y-z is damaged and can't be installed. You should eject the disk image.