Steps to Install Weka on desktop running windows OS:


Weka is a popular free open source machine learning tool. In this post, I’ll note the steps that I took to install it on windows machine:

1. Search “Download Weka”. As of today, the URL is

2. Now, it’ll have options to download the Weka. Here, based on your

– Machine configuration (x86 vs x64)

– Java version and the corresponding Weka version

So let’s check that:

3. To check the Java version installed on your computer, open up command prompt and type Java -version

weka install machine learning windowsNote that I’ve java version 1.7

let’s see if it’s compatible w/ the weka version:

weka java version

As you can see, the version of weka that I’ll be installing requires Java 1.7 and I already have that – so for now my machine, I selected the option:

Click here to download a self-extracting executable without the Java VM

Also remember to check the operation system type (x86 vs x64) and download the corresponding version of weka.

4. After downloading, install it. I left all the options default.

5. After successful installation, I launched weka by going to:

start > all programs > weka 3.6.9 > weka 3.6.9

weka gui chooser machine learning

That’s about it for this post.

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