Just a heads-up that you can now get a free beta version of GraphLab Create. It’s a Python library that lets you use GraphLab functionality to easily do stuff like calculating page ranks, building recommender systems and so on. Good for people like me who don’t have time or patience for complicated installation processes (you can just use pip install.) So far I’ve only worked through some examples, like the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon tutorial from Strata 2014, while waiting for inspiration for to strike regarding what I should implement for my own purposes. It seems quite intuitive so far.