I am a user of R and of RapidMiner who is considering learning KNIME. I would like to know if KNIME has AutoML (automatic machine learning) functionality. R has various such packages, including h2o.automl through the H20 library, among many others. One of the most attractive features of RapidMiner is its GUI “Auto Model”, a sophisticated wizard-type interface that helps guide the selection of features and then automatically optimizes various advanced models for regression, classification or clustering tasks. However, RapidMiner’s Auto Model is only available in its commercial versions. (It also has a Turbo Model module for assisted data preparation.)
My question is: does KNIME have any similar functionality? I am mostly interested in KNIME for its pure open source licence (unlike RapidMiner’s “delayed source” model), so I would mostly be interested in non-commercial KNIME functionality. However, I would appreciate knowing if any commercial KNIME extensions provide such functionality.
I am aware that KNIME connects to open source platforms like R, but I am asking if there is anything that is included in KNIME’s fully graphical user interface. (My interest in KNIME is not just for myself; I am also interested in training associates for whom R might be too much to handle.)