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Working With SPM Command Line [Video]

Posted by Eric Lee on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 @ 07:31 AM

Although we generally discuss how to use the SPM software as a GUI application, there are
many people who are more comfortable with the traditional command-line version. For data modelers who are working with extremely large amounts of data, and running the software on a server, the command-line (non-GUI) application may be more appropriate.

This two-part series demonstrates the convenient facilities available for automation and command line processing in the Salford Predictive Modeler.

Part 1: Restoring Model Settings

In this video, we will review an easy method for restoring model settings. We walk through saving and resubmitting a command file.

The advantage of saving the predictor and categorical variable list is that we can quickly restore information for future runs.

Part 2: Reproducing Runs

This video will highlight how to reproduce a run using the Command file. We show how to edit and simplify the Command file. We then issue a command to create a Classic Output file. We create a Grove file that contains the model we are building, and finally, we recreate our run from a fresh start in SPM and demonstrate how to build another run with different settings.

Was this short series helpful? Let us know in the comments below. Also, what new videos would you like to see from Salford Systems?

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Topics: SPM, command line