Run only part of a model
When building a model, running it takes quite some time and while working on it, I may not have fully specified all elements of my model as I create the outline of the proces.
Therefore I would like to be able to run the model up to a certain step, ignoring all elements after the selected block. This would save compute and wait-time and would fit my way of working nicely.
Please see the “Run Selected” feature in the Azure ML Studio which allows you to run only a group of selected modules within a graph.
Along the same lines, sometimes I temporarily disconnect the first part of my model from the second part. But then the model refuses to run. It should be possible to just run the model as far as it can go.
Lance Austin commented
Yeah, I would like to see this as well. I'm thinking something similar to SSIS where you can disable steps or say Run-To step X.
This would be great for learning and experimenting on only a part of your project. For example, I was just trying to better understand the nuances of R in Azure ML so I was looking at one of the samples. The experiments run fast but it runs all the training, scoring and evaluating as well. I just want it to stop after the pre-processing steps to see how my changes effected it to that point.