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Orange for Beginners

If you are new to Orange, than this is probably the best place to start. “Beginning with Orange” was written with a purpose to provide a gentle tutorial over basic functionality of Orange. The tutorial includes:

As Orange is integrated within Python, the tutorial is in essence a guide through some basic Orange scripting in this language. Although relying on Python, those of you who have some knowledge on programming won’t need to learn Python first: the tutorial should be simple enough to skip learning Python itself. If, however, you will later want to develop your own methods and test some of your more complex ideas, you may want to jump to Python’s site for some material on this rather new and appealing scripting language.

Through the tutorial, some basic python scripts are developed that most often read the data and do something with it. You will find that every piece of code we present has a pointer to the file with this code that you can download (use the mouse, press right-button on the link, and choose “Save Target As …”. You will also find that with it are pointers to the data files that you can download too. We recommend you to first open a special folder where you want to save both the scripts and files that come with them.

We expect this tutorial to be interactive, that is, we would like you to try Orange while reading the tutorial. Hence, we start with the basics on where to download Python and Orange and how to start Orange scripting.

For your convenience, you may also download a stand-alone version of Orange documentation that also includes all script files and data files.

Note: The documentation posted on the web is updated from the CVS in real-time and refers to the latest snapshot of Orange. If you encounter any inconsistencies please compare the standalone documentation with the one on the web.

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