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Node.js recommendations module


  $ npm install node-recommendations


Create a Recommendations instance

Which allow you to pass a name (and an options object), used for namespacing within Redis so that you may have several recommendation systems in the same db.

var recommendations = require('node-recommendations');
var options = {
    correlation: 'distance' // distance and pearson are implemented
  , redisClient: null       // [optional] your redis client
var r = recommendations.create('Books',options);

Add people and critics

With a name and an optional id (otherwise the id is generated).

var p = r.addPeople('Joe','optional-id'); // add a new person to the data
p.addItem('Batman',4,'optional-id'); 			// add a critic score to Joe
p.addItem('Superman',3.5); 					 			// another...

Calculate the items similitudes

This calculation is needed to get recommendations for people. The operation is costly, so run it on another machine, or in dead hours.

r.calculateItemsim(function(err,res) { ... });

Get a person by his name

var person = r.getPeopleByName('Joe');

Get recommendations for a person



var recommendations = require('node-recommendations');
var critics = {'Lisa Rose': {'Lady in the Water': 2.5, 'Snakes on a Plane': 3.5,
  'Just My Luck': 3.0, 'Superman Returns': 3.5, 'You, Me and Dupree': 2.5,
  'The Night Listener': 3.0},
  'Gene Seymour': {'Lady in the Water': 3.0, 'Snakes on a Plane': 3.5,
  'Just My Luck': 1.5, 'Superman Returns': 5.0, 'The Night Listener': 3.0,
  'You, Me and Dupree': 3.5},
  'Michael Phillips': {'Lady in the Water': 2.5, 'Snakes on a Plane': 3.0,
  'Superman Returns': 3.5, 'The Night Listener': 4.0},
  'Claudia Puig': {'Snakes on a Plane': 3.5, 'Just My Luck': 3.0,
  'The Night Listener': 4.5, 'Superman Returns': 4.0,
  'You, Me and Dupree': 2.5},
  'Mick LaSalle': {'Lady in the Water': 3.0, 'Snakes on a Plane': 4.0,
  'Just My Luck': 2.0, 'Superman Returns': 3.0, 'The Night Listener': 3.0,
  'You, Me and Dupree': 2.0},
  'Jack Matthews': {'Lady in the Water': 3.0, 'Snakes on a Plane': 4.0,
  'The Night Listener': 3.0, 'Superman Returns': 5.0, 'You, Me and Dupree': 3.5},
  'Toby': {'Snakes on a Plane':4.5,'You, Me and Dupree':1.0,'Superman Returns':4.0}};
var r = recommendations.create('test',{correlation: 'pearson'});
for (var j in critics) {
  var name = j
    , p    = r.addPeople(name);
  for (var i in critics[name]) p.addItem(i,critics[name][i]);
r.calculateItemsim(function(err,res) { // calculate similar items
  if (err) console.error(err);
  else {
    r.getPeopleByName(, function(err,person) { // get last person
      person.getRecommendedItems(function(err,res) {
        if (err) console.log(err);
        console.log('%o',res); // recommendations for 'person'

To do

  • Automatic calculation


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