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Download & Install KNIME for Windows & Mac

Introduction to KNIME

KNIME is free and open-source software and it can be downloaded easily from the KNIME website. You need to select your operating system weather Windows, Linux, or Mac along with a 32-bit or 64-bit installation. KNIME is supported by several operating systems on 32-bit and 64-bit x86 Intel-architecture-based platforms. KNIME also supports Java 7 on Windows and Linux, so extensions for Java 7 can be used too. Unfortunately, Java 7 is not supported by Mac OS X. Therefore, on Mac OS X the Java 6 version is used.

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You can install KNIME on your system in two different ways. One easier way is to unpack the archive you can download from KNIME official site, and a bit more complex way is to install KNIME to an existing Eclipse installation as a plugin. Both have use cases, but it is better to choose the easier way and install it from an archive. Before getting into many details check What is KNIME Analytics Platform? 

Minimum System requirements for the KNIME?

  • Latest OS: modern PC running Linux, Windows (XP and later), or Max OSX
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC, multi-core systems
  • RAM: 1GB or above, on 32bit systems up to 1.5GB can be used, more on 64bits systems.
  • Hard disk space: limits the amount of processable
  • Display: 800 x 600

KNIME for WINDOWS

KNIME is accessible in an executable file for Windows. You can implement it as a regular user. For that, you just have to double-click on it and select the destination folder in the available window.

There is no need to specify the folder name, as a folder with the name knime_KNIME version will be created automatically at the destination address, and it will contain the complete installation. You can have multiple versions of KNIME installed.

You can start KNIME GUI with the knime.exe executable file from the same folder. You can also create a shortcut of it on your desktop using the right-click menu by navigating to Send to Desktop. In the beginning, KNIME may ask for permission to connect to the Internet. This may require administrator rights, but it is usually a good idea to change the firewall settings to let KNIME connect.

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Step By Step KNIME Installation Guide for Windows

  1. Go to the download page in KNIME website to start downloading KNIME Analytics Platform
  2. The download page displays three tabs listed below which you can open individually:
  • Register for Help and Updates: In this tab, you can optionally provide some personal information and sign up to mailing list to receive the latest KNIME news
  • Download KNIME: This option allows the user to download the software
  • Getting Started: This tab gives you details and links about what you can do after you have installed KNIME Analytics Platform
  1. When you get to see all three tabs, open the Download KNIME tab and click on the installation option that suits your operating system.

Different options for Windows:

  • The Windows installer abstracts the compressed installation folder, adds an icon to your desktop, and suggests suitable memory settings.
  • The self-extracting archive creates a folder containing the KNIME installation files. You don’t require any software to manage to archive.
  • The zip archive can be downloaded, saved, and extracted in your favored location on a system to which you have full access rights.
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  1. You have to first read and accept the privacy policy and terms and conditions. Then click on the Download

After completing the download procedure, you can proceed with installing the KNIME Analytics Platform:

  1. For Windows: For installing KNIME on Windows, run the downloaded installer or self-extracting archive. If you have selected to download the zip archive instead, release it to a location of your choice on your system. Now, run exe to start the KNIME Analytics Platform.
  2. While installing the KNIME Analytics Platform on your system, you need to configure the settings to their defaults, and they can later be changed in the inifile. The configuration settings, i.e. selections used by the Java Virtual Machine when the KNIME Analytics Platform is launched, range from memory settings to system properties required by some extensions.
  3. You can find in the installation folder of the KNIME Analytics Platform.
  4. To locate inion MacOS, open Finder and navigate to your installed applications. Then, right-click on the KNIME application, select Show Package Contents option in the menu, and navigate to Contents – Eclipse. The knime.ini file can be edited with any plaintext editor, such as Notepad in Windows, TextEdit in Mac OS or gedit in Linux.
  5. Allocating memory in knime.ini file 

The entry -Xmx1024m in the knime.ini file specifies how much memory the KNIME Analytics Platform is permitted to use. The setting for this value will depend on how much memory is free in your machine. KNIME acclaims setting it to approximately one half of your available memory, but you can adjust the value based on your requirements.

  1. Installing Extensions and Integrations 

In order to add capabilities to the KNIME Analytics Platform, you have to install extensions and integrations. The offered extensions range from free open source extensions and integrations provided by KNIME.

The KNIME extensions and integrations developed and maintained by KNIME comprise deep learning algorithms.

  1. Install extensions by:

The Install KNIME Extensions menu provides the extensions that are available through the update sites that you have enabled.

  • Click on the File option on the menu bar and then Install KNIME Extensions.
  • Choose the extensions you want to install
  • Then click on Next button to follow the instructions
  • Click on Restart KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME for MAC

For installing KNIME on MAC OS you should drag the dmg file to the Applications place, and if you have Java installed, it should just work. The executable to start is called knime.app from the command line.

You can download the binary installation from the KNIME official site. Just double click on the downloaded dmg file to initialize the installation. When the installation process ends, just drag the KNIME icon to the Applications folder.

Double-click on the KNIME icon to start the KNIME Analytics Platform. At first, you will be asked to set up a workspace folder for saving your work.

If you set the selected folder as default then the next time you launch KNIME, it will not show up the dialog again. Eventually, the KNIME platform will start on your desktop. This is the workbench where you would perform all your analytics work.

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Step By Step KNIME Installation Guide for MAC

  1. Go to the download page in KNIME website to start downloading KNIME Analytics Platform
  2. The download page displays three tabs listed below which you can open individually:
  • Register for Help and Updates: In this tab, you can optionally provide some personal information and sign up to mailing list to receive the latest KNIME news
  • Download KNIME: This option allows the user to download the software
  • Getting Started: This tab gives you details and links about what you can do after you have installed KNIME Analytics Platform
  1. When you get to see all three tabs, open the Download KNIME tab and click on the installation option that suits your operating system.

Different options for Windows:

  • The Windows installer abstracts the compressed installation folder, adds an icon to your desktop, and suggests suitable memory settings.
  • The self-extracting archive creates a folder containing the KNIME installation files. You don’t require any software to manage to archive.
  • The zip archive can be downloaded, saved, and extracted in your favored location on a system to which you have full access rights.
  1. You have to first read and accept the privacy policy and terms and conditions. Then click on the Download

After completing the download procedure, you can proceed with installing the KNIME Analytics Platform:

  1. For Mac: For installing KNIME on MAC OS, double click the on the downloaded dmg file and wait for the verification to finish. Then move the KNIME icon to Applications. Double click on the KNIME option in the list of applications to install the KNIME Analytics Platform.
  2. While installing the KNIME Analytics Platform on your system, you need to configure the settings to their defaults, and they can later be changed in the inifile. The configuration settings, i.e. selections used by the Java Virtual Machine when the KNIME Analytics Platform is launched, range from memory settings to system properties required by some extensions.
  3. You can find iniin the installation folder of the KNIME Analytics Platform.
  4. To locate inion MacOS, open Finder and navigate to your installed applications. Then, right-click on the KNIME application, select Show Package Contents option in the menu, and navigate to Contents – Eclipse. The knime.ini file can be edited with any plaintext editor, such as Notepad in Windows, TextEdit in Mac OS or gedit in Linux.
  5. Allocating memory in knime.ini file 

The entry -Xmx1024m in the knime.ini file specifies how much memory the KNIME Analytics Platform is permitted to use. The setting for this value will depend on how much memory is free in your machine. KNIME acclaims setting it to approximately one half of your available memory, but you can adjust the value based on your requirements.

  1. Installing Extensions and Integrations 

In order to add capabilities to the KNIME Analytics Platform, you have to install extensions and integrations. The offered extensions range from free open source extensions and integrations provided by KNIME.

The KNIME extensions and integrations developed and maintained by KNIME comprise deep learning algorithms.

  1. Install extensions by:

The Install KNIME Extensions menu provides the extensions that are available through the update sites that you have enabled.

  • Click on the File option on the menu bar and then Install KNIME Extensions.
  • Choose the extensions you want to install
  • Then click on Next button to follow the instructions
  • Click on Restart KNIME Analytics Platform
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