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  1. Support more recent versions of R

    AzureML currently support only old versions of R:
    * CRAN R 3.1.0, released in 2014
    * Microsoft R Open 3.2.2, released in 2016

    Some R packages are not available in these older versions, or in some cases the package is available but it is an older version of the package with incompatible differences with the newer version.

    Several newer versions of both CRAN R and Microsoft R are available. AzureML should support them. Also, going forward, there shouldn't be such a considerable delay between R major version releases and their availability in AzureML

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    • Add R package "VineCopula" and "ExtDist"

      Add R package "VineCopula" and "ExtDist"

      It taking too much running time for installing all the dependencies for these two packages.

      Also I tried the miniCRAN method http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2015/10/using-minicran-in-azure-ml.html
      which runs pefectly and gives output within the experiment, but while deployment testing using the API request it gives error as "package is not available"

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      • Status bar or % Complete or ETL

        Add a [% complete] or Estimated Time Left to experiments in addition to the status "Running". It would be very helpful to have these features in ML Studio.

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        • Make azure ML studio scalable

          For large datasets and complex algorithms it either takes very long to train the model or training fails because of memory lack. Please make azure ml studio scalable. Let users choose cores and memory before running an experiment

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          • Multi Label Classification

            Support for Multi Label Classification Algorithms using the Azure ML Tasks.

            This is a very common request mostly in text analysis where one phrase can belong to one or more categories and we need to know which ones.

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            • Re-open feature request "Deployment of ML experiments programmatically"

              This feature request is marked as complete https://feedback.azure.com/forums/257792-machine-learning/suggestions/7575534-deployment-of-ml-experiments-programmatically, but the library is still far from being complete.

              In https://github.com/hning86/azuremlps#import-amlexperimentgraph, we see the following note:

              "Please note that the exported JSON file only contains references to the exact instance and version of the assets (modules, trained models, datasets, etc.). The assets themselves are NOT serialized into the JSON file. As a consequence, when you import it back into the Workspace, unless you are importing it back into the same Workspace, or unless your graph only contains global assets such as built-in modules, you will not be able to create…

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              • Support Upload Dataset from an Excel file

                I'm getting fed up with having to deal with embedded commas in my CSV files. Can you support Uploading a Dataset from an Excel file?
                Thanks

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                • Partial Dependence plots

                  Similar to R, Azure should create a module of partial dependence plots (PDP) for its native machine learning modules.
                  PDP, wherein, the predictor variable of interest is varied over its range while the remaining predictors are fixed at a joint set of values sampled from the dataset to produce an instance of the response dependence curve. This process is replicated for all learn records, sampling new joint set of fixed values each time, creating a family of partial dependence curves which are then averaged and centered so as to generate the final partial dependence plot (PDP).

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                  • Manually assign positive label

                    Manually assign a positive label in binary classification.

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                        • Monitor hyperparameter tuning progress, abort and provide best values found so far

                          I used "Tuned Model Hyperparameters" and it's taking longer than I expected (hours), with no indication of remaining progress. I hesitate to stop it because I would like to have information about the best solution found so far. The log only shows when each training started and stopped, but doesn't show the parameters tested at each attempt and the results.

                          It would also be useful to have a graphical view of the progress: Plot with X = iteration, Y = Each of the possible metrics (AUC, F-Score,...). This graphical view should be available as parameter tuning progresses, to help decide…

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                          • Package management

                            The current way of adding additional R packages to Azure ML is insanely time consuming. There should be a way to install packages from CRAN along with the required dependencies.

                            I have tried to install the tidytext package using the method described here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/benjguin/2014/09/24/how-to-upload-an-r-package-to-azure-machine-learning/

                            When installing tidytext into a clean package library directory there are a total of 23 dependent packages that get installed. I then need to reference which ones are already installed on Azure, check if the version is up to date, package, upload and then install individually (in the correct order).

                            Azure ML Studio should be able…

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                            • Add ASCII Folding Capabilities

                              Sometimes when doing text analysis we need to remove pontuation and accentuation from text... usually I would convert the text to Latin-ASCII and it would be fine but I am currently struggling between UTF8 support of Azure ML and the output since I get alot of weird characters...

                              This is actually a pain point in this kind of work, so it would be amazing if a task would exist to do this kind of operation.

                              Thank you

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                              • Portuguese Language

                                It would be great if Azure ML could support the Portuguese Language in both variants ( PT-PT and PT-BR ).
                                It is one of the most used languages in the world...

                                Any idea when we can be expecting this for Text Analysis?

                                Thanks

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                                  • how about answering questions in a timely fashion?

                                    how about answering questions in a timely fashion?

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                                    • Extract feature weights of trained neural network model

                                      One advantage I can think of, with this we can observe which attributes are more important. I am sure there are many people out there who don't want the model to be a black box and want to know what exactly goes on behind the curtains.

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                                      • Models should be less opaque to facilitate data exploration (for example PCA)

                                        Some models in AzureML are still opaque (black box) which limits their usefulness. For example, Principal Component Analysis only returns the calculated values for PCA, and allows saving a black-box PCA model.

                                        It would be useful to view each input variable's contribution to each of the principal components, as well as the proportion of variance explained by these principal components

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                                        • Allow user to add modules to experiment during "run selected"

                                          It seems that idle time spent while modules run could be used to add and edit modules that are not running. e.g. while doing a long "Import Data", I should be able to add and edit other modules.

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