Bug#410016: ITP: Orange-data-mining -- Component-based data mining software
Owner: Charles Plessy <email@example.com>
Package name : Orange-data-mining
Version : 2007-02-06
Upstream Author : Janez Demsar and Blaz Zupan (see also http://www.ailab.si/orange/acknowledgements.htm)
URL : http://www.ailab.si/orange
License : GPL
Description : Component-based data mining software
Orange is a component-based data mining software. It includes a range of
preprocessing, modelling and data exploration techniques. It is based on
C++ components, that are accessed either directly (not very common),
through Python scripts (easier and better), or through GUI objects
called Orange Widgets.
Orange's visual programming interface is based on GUI components called
Orange Widgets, and a signalling framework that uses communication
channels to connect widgets and tokens to pass the data from one widget
to another. Although this sounds very scientific, working with widgets
in the Orange Canvas is simple as point-and-click.
Orange offers an intuitive means of combining known analysis and
visualization methods into powerful applications. The system presented
here enables users who are not programmers to manage microarray and
genomic data flow and to customize their analysis by combining common
data analysis tools to fit their needs.
Orange will be co-maintained by Cyril Brulebois and me.
Orange is released under the GPL with an additional restriction, which
in my understanding makes it incompatible with GPL works and the DFSG. I
am very confident that this is only a wording problem and will contact
the authors to ask them if they can rephrase their statement.
"Orange is released under General Public License (GPL) and as such is
free if you use it under these terms. We do, however, oblige the users
to cite the following white paper together with any other work that
accompanied Orange any time you use Orange in your publications:
Demsar J, Zupan B, Leban G (2004) Orange: From Experimental Machine
Learning to Interactive Data Mining, White Paper (www.ailab.si/orange),
Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana."
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-2-486
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)