08-02-2016 07:06 PM
where can I download older versions of the Rapidminer Studio community or basic editions (e.g. version 6)? Since the newest community version (7.2) limits the data source count to 10000, i would like to switch to an older version where there is no such restriction. However, do not find it anywhere.
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08-02-2016 09:35 PM
12-22-2016 03:42 PM - edited 12-22-2016 03:49 PM
12-22-2016 06:55 PM - edited 12-22-2016 07:22 PM
I teach a course in Data Mining at a Business School. Our students stay in the program for 18 months.
I have two reason to continue using version 6.5. and I would like to know where I stand "legally":
1) I created a set of very detailed tutorial for version 6.5. Version 7.3 does not do anything that version 6.5 does not (at least for the things I need). So I don't want to spend the time to create the tutorials for version 7.3.
2) Initially, the academic licenses were granted for a year. That worked great for me. Students only had to ask to renew at the end of the first year. Now licences last 3 months. It's annoying to ask student to renew 6 times.
Don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful to RapidMiner. They have let me use a great piece of software with my students without any cost. What I want to know is : Am I violating any laws if I keep using 6.5.
12-23-2016 08:20 AM - edited 12-23-2016 10:58 AM
I'm not a lawyer but in theory you could use 6.5 for as long as you want BUT you're going to miss out on a lot of great RapidMiner enhancements (i.e. data core, parallelizaiton, deep learning, etc). If you're in education, check out our educational program: https://rapidminer.com/educational-program/
01-09-2017 01:43 AM
Did you manage to resolve your need for RapidMiner 6.1 with a newer version of RapidMiner?
As Tom mentioned, it really is losing out if you don't try out 7.3, but if you do really, really need it then when downloading you can replace the version numbers of the AmazonS3 link with a different RM version.
So for example:
Please note that I doubt that RM would provide commercial support for these older versions, nor have I checked if the licencing mechanism would still function. But if you download it then you can have a try.
01-09-2017 09:50 PM
Thanks for the links JEdward. I understand perfectly that the new version is superior, but I teach an introductory Data MIning course. Version 6.5 is more than enough for me.
The main reasons for staying with version 6.5 are:
1) I have detailed tutorials in Spanish for version 6.5 but not for version 7.3. Eventually (probabily soon) I'll prepare those tutorials and I will migrate.
2) Academic licenses last 3 months only. It's a hassle for students to keep renewing it. They don't have to do it with version 6.5. Once the commercial version expires, RM turns into the Community Edition.
01-11-2017 11:25 AM
Martin has informed me about the situation and I will send you a personal message here with the correct information to resolve this.
04-21-2017 02:52 AM
I find this an extremely useful application. I faced a similar problem. I had to deal with a data size of 20000 but for some academic purposes; I am freelancer but I am not even sure how many times I could be using this. I am trying to download older version mentioned here but could I kindly suggest if it is possible from your side to launch an SAAS model for Rapidminer for varying sizes (pay as you use) way?
Thanks and best regards,