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Many educational courses operate with models that were previously available only in mathematics or other learning disciplines. As a possible solution, there could be the use of package IBM SPSS Statistics and Modeler in realization of different algorithms for IT studies. Series of research were carried out in order to demonstrate the suitability of the IBM SPSS for the purpose of visualization of various simulation models of some data mining disciplines – particularly cluster analysis. Students are very interested in modern data mining methods, such as artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic and clustering. Clustering methods are often undeservedly forgotten, although the implementation of their algorithms is relatively simple and can be implemented even for students. In the research part of the study the modelling capabilities in data mining studies, clustering algorithms and real examples are demonstrated.


clustering; data analysis; modelling; simulation; SPSS; SPSS Modeler; learning

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