A project is a group of files related to a data mining task. Projects include data streams, graphs, generated models, reports, and anything else that you have created in IBM® SPSS® Modeler. At first glance, it may seem that IBM SPSS Modeler projects are simply a way to organize output, but they are actually capable of much more. Using projects, you can:

  • Annotate each object in the project file.
  • Use the CRISP-DM methodology to guide your data mining efforts. Projects also contain a CRISP-DM Help system that provides details and real-world examples on data mining with CRISP-DM.
  • Add non-IBM SPSS Modeler objects to the project, such as a PowerPoint slide show used to present your data mining goals or white papers on the algorithms that you plan to use.
  • Produce both comprehensive and simple update reports based on your annotations. These reports can be generated in HTML for easy publishing on your organization's intranet.

Note: If the project pane is not visible in the IBM SPSS Modeler window, click Project on the View menu.

Objects that you add to a project can be viewed in two ways: Classes view and CRISP-DM view. Anything that you add to a project is added to both views, and you can toggle between views to create the organization that works best.