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I have long had an interest in Data Mining and though I have never worked in the field I do read the occasional book on the topic. One thing that seems kind of weird to me though is the fact that Data Mining is done mostly with specialized software. I understand this to a certain extent however the whole point of Data mining is to look at data in different ways. This would suggest that when starting a Data Mining tool you should have a very flexible (not specialized) tool to do the initial research. A solid Spreadsheet package seems to be a good starting point for any basic research but it seems that perl would be the next most useful tool. This should be even more true with the availability of unstructured data over the internet.

So my question is has anyone used Perl heavily in Data Mining. I am interested in personal as well as corporate level use.

If you don't think that Perl is a good fit please explain why?
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