How to cite RapidMiner Studio for Scholarly Publications

sgenzersgenzer Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member Posts: 1,960  Community Manager
edited January 3 in Knowledge Base
I get this question fairly often so I am opening this up for discussion. One option could look something like this:

Mierswa, Ingo, and Ralf Klinkenberg. “RapidMiner Studio.” RapidMiner Account, 9.1.000 (rev: ef0090, platform OSX), RapidMiner, Inc., 12 Dec. 2018, rapidminer.com, https://my.rapidminer.com/nexus/account/index.html. Educational License edition run on MacBookPro13,3 (15-inch, 2016): OS 10.14.2 "Mojave", processor 2.7 GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, L2 cache 256KB per core, L3 cache 8MB, memory 16GB RAM, boot ROM version 251.0.0.0.0, SMC Version 2.38f7, graphics Radeon Pro 3455 2048 MB & Intel HD Graphics 530 1536 MB, Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_144-b01) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.144-b01, mixed mode).
What do you think?
varunm1

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  • varunm1varunm1 Member Posts: 63   Unicorn
    edited January 2
    @sgenzer Thanks for posting. I thought of asking this question as I just use name in my publications. In APA, software reference looks like this.

    Mierswa, I., & Klinkenberg, R. (2018). RapidMiner Studio (9.1) [Data science, machine learning, predictive analytics]. Retrieved from https://rapidminer.com/
    sgenzer
  • mschmitzmschmitz Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, University Professor Posts: 1,872  RM Data Scientist
    edited January 2
    I was used to cite the old YALE paper from back in the days - is this old fashioned?

    I mean this one:

    And i like github links :)

    - Head of Data Science Services at RapidMiner -
    Dortmund, Germany
    sgenzer
  • David_ADavid_A Moderator, Employee, RMResearcher, Member Posts: 110  RM Research
    Hi,

    I also normally use the YALE paper (like that in APA style):

    Mierswa, I., Wurst, M., Klinkenberg, R., Scholz, M., & Euler, T. (2006, August). Yale: Rapid prototyping for complex data mining tasks. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining (pp. 935-940). ACM.
    Which could be a bit misleading, as there is no RapidMiner in the title.

    Other good (and often used) sources to cite are either Predictive Analytics and Data Mining: Concepts and Practice with RapidMiner from Vijay Kotu or 
    RapidMiner: Data Mining Use Cases and Business Analytics Applications from  Markus Hofmann and Ralf Klinkenberg.

    The github link is nice, but problematic, as probably it's not the version used for the analysis.

    For citing the software, I simply add a footnote like that: "available at www.rapidminer.com" 
    sgenzer
  • sgenzersgenzer Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member Posts: 1,960  Community Manager
    thanks. All makes sense and likely depends a lot on where / for whom you are publishing.

    Interesting that no one mentioned my inclusion of the tech specs of the machine on which RapidMiner is installed. IMHO for scholarly transparency and repeatability, shouldn't this also be included?
  • David_ADavid_A Moderator, Employee, RMResearcher, Member Posts: 110  RM Research
    In theory I agree with you, but in reality I rarely see technical specs in computer/data science papers. At least it would be good practice to name the exact version used.
    sgenzer
  • sgenzersgenzer Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member Posts: 1,960  Community Manager
    @David_A do you have some recent papers that I can look at as examples?
  • David_ADavid_A Moderator, Employee, RMResearcher, Member Posts: 110  RM Research
  • sgenzersgenzer Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member Posts: 1,960  Community Manager
    awesome! Thanks @David_A!
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