Setting up Apache Mahout on your Mac

  1. Make sure you have Eclipse IDE installed. If you need to install Eclipse, you can read this page
  2. Start Eclipse then go to: Help -> Install New SoftwareCopy this link for the latest Stable Release into Eclipse and hit Enter. Select All and accept licence by clicking next and finish.
  3. Download Mahout source from and extract it to your eclipse workspace.
  4. cd <path to your mahout directory>; mvn install
  5. Open eclipse then go to : File->Import  and Select Maven->Existing maven project as shown below and click Next
  6. Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 7.48.29 PM
  7. Set the path of Mahout source in the  Root Directory box.  Something like  this path /Users/XXXX/workspace/mahout-distribution-0.9/
  8. Select All and finish.
  9. Now you can see all the Mahout packages in your package explorer.

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 7.56.38 PM

We were able to configure Mahout Source Code for directly accessing and debugging our program  from eclipse and help us to run mahout programs from eclipse itself.

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