Doing analytics on Linux sometimes seems user unfriendly but the reality is itis not so- and it is actually cheaper for you as you can focus on the analytical software rather than the Operating System licensing costs.
Note: The software used in this were KXEN Linux version 2.4 and Ubuntu Hardy Heron.
Using KXEN on an Ubuntu Linux proved surprisingly even more easy. Thanks to some excellent help provided by the KXEN support team and some discussions with KXEN’s head of Research,Bertrand the following 5 step procedure should help you start building models in KXEN right away.
Using Ubuntu has the added advantages of security, low costs as well as all the ease of a Graphical User Interface-
$ sudo apt-get install libstdc++5
(it will then ask the password).
$ sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre
3) Download and Unzipping the Software
Download the zipped folder from the KXEN Download Site.
Unzip the Linux Version of KXEN system from the Download Site- This creates the master folder (example Kxen_X86-Linux-2.4.21-4.Elsmp_v5_0_3 )
Run the KXEN Node Generator in KxNodeCodeGenerator folder within the master folder above.
The new file KXEN Node.txt is then sent back to support team and they send the License_nl.cfg
5)Installation ( for stand alone client)
Install a JVM 1.4.2 and export the java/bin directory in the $PATH environment variable.
The exe is located in the folder KJWizardJNI- The following commands
$ cd KJWizardJNI
$ PATH=/opt/j2sdk1.4.2_10/bin:$PATH ; export PATH
Run KXEN Models Happily ever after !!!
Note KXEN offers the ability to export models in a variety of formats including PMML, SAS, SQL and other languages
Disclaimer- I am a consultant on social media to KXEN