Creating SPSS Modeler flows

With SPSS Modeler flows, you can quickly develop predictive models using business expertise and deploy them into business operations to improve decision making. Designed around the long-established SPSS Modeler client software and the industry-standard CRISP-DM model it uses, the flows interface supports the entire data mining process, from data to better business results.

SPSS Modeler offers a variety of modeling methods taken from machine learning, artificial intelligence, and statistics. The methods available on the node palette allow you to derive new information from your data and to develop predictive models. Each method has certain strengths and is best suited for particular types of problems.

Using the Flow Editor, you prepare or shape data, train or deploy a model, or transform data and export it back to a database table or a file in Cloud Object Storage. To create a model, add the Modeler flow asset type to your project, then select SPSS as the flow type. Note that running an SPSS Modeler flow consumes capacity unit hours. See Watson Studio environments compute usage for more information.

New to SPSS Modeler?

Tips for getting started:
  • The provided Tutorials help you develop your skills while highlighting SPSS Modeler's vast capabilities.
  • Watch the following short videos for a few modeling examples.

Video disclaimer: Some minor steps and graphical elements in these videos may differ from your Cloud Pak for Data deployment.

Data format
Relational: Tables in relational data sources
Tabular: .xls, .xlsx, .csv, .sav, .json, .xml, or .sas. For Excel files, only the first sheet is read.
Textual: In the supported relational tables or files
Data size
How can I prepare data?
Use automatic data preparation functions
Write SQL statements to manipulate data
Cleanse, shape, sample, sort, and derive data
How can I analyze data?
Visualize data with many chart options
Identify the natural language of a text field
How can I build models?
Build predictive models
Choose from over 40 modeling algorithms, and many other nodes
Use automatic modeling functions
Model time series or geospatial data
Classify textual data
Identify relationships between the concepts in textual data
Getting started
To create an SPSS Modeler flow, click Add to project > Modeler flow and then choose IBM SPSS Modeler.
Note: Watson Studio doesn't include SPSS functionality in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, or Venezuela.