Installing Altair AI Studio

Welcome to Altair AI Studio, the easy-to-use visual environment for predictive analytics. With these simple instructions, in five minutes you will be building models and making predictions. No programming required.

You may want to verify that your system meets the system requirements before beginning the installation.

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Download Altair AI Studio

You can download Altair AI Studio either:

Download from the Altair One Marketplace

To download Altair AI Studio from the Altair One Marketplace:

  1. Go to the Altair One Marketplace

  2. Sign in if you haven’t already. Alternatively, Sign up to create an Altair One account.

  3. Find the Altair AI Studio app in the Marketplace - e.g., under Data Analyst. Press the download icon.

  4. From within the download tab, select the version and operating system, and then download AI Studio by pressing the download icon.

Download AI Studio from Altair One

Download from the RapidMiner website

To download Altair AI Studio from the RapidMiner website:

  1. Go to the RapidMiner website.

  2. Sign in if you haven't already. See below if you need to create an account. If you just want to download Altair AI Studio without logging in, click on Downloads.

    Sign in to nexus

  3. Click on your preferred operating system to begin the download. Your current operating system will be highlighted.

    Select the operating system

While you do not need to create an account to download software, complete the registration and click Sign up to experience the benefits of the Altair RapidMiner community. Note that the password must be a minimum of six characters.


Immediately, the system sends an activation email to the address that you registered. (Allow email from RapidMiner if you do not see an email titled “Verify Your Email” in your inbox.)


Click confirm your email address to activate your account. You receive a message that account creation was successful (and the system logs you in):


If you have already downloaded Altair AI Studio, click the close. Otherwise, click the link to download.

Install Altair AI Studio

When the download completes, install the software following the instructions appropriate to your platform. If you are upgrading Altair AI Studio, make sure to quit the application before trying to install a new version.

Note that there is a versioned working directory structure for Altair AI Studio versions 2024.0+, which may trigger a migration process during installation.

The benefit of the versioned working directory structure is that you can run different versions of AI Studio simultaneously, without breaking compatibility. For additional details, see the release notes.

Running the installation

Follow these simple instructions to run the launcher that installs Altair AI Studio on Windows.

  1. Double-click the downloaded file (for example, ai-studio-<version>-win64-install.exe).

  2. If prompted, allow the program to make changes to your computer. The Altair AI Studio Setup Wizard appears. Click Next to continue.

  3. Read the terms of the license agreement and click I Agree to continue.

  4. Select a destination folder (or leave the default). Please ensure that the folder path does not contain + or % characters. By clicking Install, the wizard extracts and installs Altair AI Studio. When the installation completes, click Next and then Finish to close the wizard and start Altair AI Studio.

  5. Read the terms of the license agreement and click I Accept to continue.

Running the installation

To successfully install Altair AI Studio on a Macintosh system, ensure that you are running Mac OS 10.10 or later. Then, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Double-click the downloaded file (ai-studio-osx-<version>.dmg).

  2. Drag Altair AI to your Applications folder. If prompted to replace an older edition, select Replace.


  3. Double-click the App to start it.

  4. Read the terms of the license agreement and click I Accept to continue. Altair AI Studio opens.

Linux prerequisites

The Altair AI Studio installation package for Linux does not include a Java Runtime Environment. Before installing Altair AI Studio, use the package manager of your distribution to install a version 11 JRE (unless it is already present with your operating system) and verify that the JAVA_HOME variable points to it or java (contained in the bin folder of your Java installation) is on the PATH.

Running the installation

Follow these simple instructions to install Altair AI Studio on a Linux system:

  1. Double-click the downloaded zip file (for example, ai-studio-<version>.zip). The extracted folder contains script files for different operating systems. Please ensure that the folder path does not contain + or % characters.

  2. Open a terminal window and run ./ from the directory containing the download.

  3. Read the terms of the license agreement and click I Accept to continue. Altair AI Studio opens.

Configure the license

The first time you launch Altair AI Studio a welcome screen appears, prompting you to configure the license using either the Altair Units license or the RapidMiner License.


Choose one, accept the EULA, and then follow the instructions given below:

Then go be a hero! If this is your first time installing Altair AI Studio, we recommend that you start with the Tutorials panel to learn just how easy code-free can be. Happy mining!

Configure the language

Set your preferred user-interface language.

  1. In Altair AI Studio, open the Preferences dialog under Settings > Preferences.
  2. In the General tab, set the desired language.
  3. Restart Altair AI Studio


More you should know

Just a few more tidbits relating to Altair AI Studio...

Using the Marketplace

The Marketplace is your one-stop site to download and share extensions for Altair AI Studio. Follow these steps for detailed instructions on accessing and using the Marketplace, or take a look at Marketplace here.

Moving the start script

By default, the RAPIDMINER_HOME variable is set to the folder location of the start script. If you leave the script within the installation folder (the most common method), the environment variable is set correctly. If you move the start script out of the installation folder, you must set the environment variable RAPIDMINER_HOME to the installation path of Altair AI Studio. This allows Altair AI Studio to find its resource files.

Uninstalling or re-installing Altair AI Studio

At the first run of Altair AI Studio, the software creates a folder

.AltairRapidMiner/AI Studio/<ai_studio_version> 

in your user home directory. Altair AI Studio stores your personal settings and data (e.g., database connections) in this folder.

  • If you need to remove Altair AI Studio completely or discard all personal settings, delete this directory.
  • Do not remove this directory if your Altair AI Studio installation is damaged and you want to re-install it. Your personal data can be recovered by the new installation from within the directory

      .AltairRapidMiner/AI Studio/<ai_studio_version>

To uninstall Altair AI Studio, follow the steps specific to your operating system. These steps will guide you through the process and ensure the removal of AI Studio from your system.

To remove Altair AI Studio:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps > Select Altair AI Studio 2024.0, and click Uninstall.

    Uninstall AI Studio for Windows

  2. Click on the Uninstall button in the wizard.

    Windows uninstaller for AI Studio

To remove Altair AI Studio:

  1. In the Finder, select Go > Applications, and right-click (Control-click) on Altair AI Studio

    Move Altair AI Studio to Trash

  2. Select Move to Trash

  3. (optional) If in addition, as described above, you wish to delete one or more of the version-specific folders containing personal settings and data, you can search for them in the Finder.

    • Select Go > Home,
    • Press Shift-Command-period (.) to make the hidden files visible, and
    • Now you can navigate within the directory .AltairRapidMiner, as with any other folder