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  1. 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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    • Multiple output nodes for the regression neural network model

      I like to be able to create a regression neural network model that has multiple output nodes. This helps to create an efficient neural net that model multiple related outputs which are dependent on the same group of inputs.

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      • Microsoft Dynamics CRM DataSet Connector

        Provide the ability to import data directly from Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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        • Add Calibration Module (Reliability Plots, Breier Score, Platt Scaling, Isotonic Regression)

          Most learning algos do not produce well calibrated probabilities (typically either overconfident or underconfident) and one cannot directly use the scores in decision making. Two class Boosted Trees are performing well on several other aspects, but the score distribution is poor with bumps close to 0% and 100%. Current scaling transforms do not effectively solve this problem.

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          • Enable grouping of modules on the canvas

            Please enable collapsible grouping of modules (perhaps similar to SSIS?)
            This would be a functionality that enables the visual grouping of modules that belong together. When chosen to group selected modules (via right click for example), the items are then put into a rectangle that is collapsible to hide all items.
            This should have no impact on how the modules work.

            Reason for this idea is to make the screen easier to navigate when working with large experiments. It could also allow easy copy/pasting of certain modules that belong together.

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            • Number of instances can be displayed as a support feature in decision tree algorithms

              In decision tree algorithms, number of instances versus total number of instances forming a particular leaf node can be displayed as a support feature as in R rpart.plot packages so that users get an idea about the important leaf nodes.

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              • More function of OpenCV.

                I don't want to re-implement well-known image processing/recognition algorithms. Please implement more features of OpenCV in AzureML, or give us another powerful image tool.

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                • Add anytime package to AML Studio R installed packages

                  Could you add anytime R package to AML Studio as intalled R package so we do not have to import it as script bundle from a zip file each time we would like to use it?

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                  • Webhooks and/or Event Grid Integration

                    I would like to have the ability for AML to generate an event that external resources can react to when a job completes. It would be nice for AML to call a webhook when a job is complete or publish an event to an Event Grid Topic when a job is complete. Right now, the status of a job has to be polled until the job status is set to complete, and this works, but for long running jobs (30-60 mins) I would rather react to an event instead of polling every second for the duration of the job.

                    I…

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                    • Please document the meaning of some the of Statistical Terms

                      I have run an N-Gram text processing problem against a Multiclass logistical regression model. The "Evaluate Model" gives me the following results:-
                      Overall accuracy 0.004621
                      Average accuracy 0.995271
                      What does that mean? In short, can you define the following terms: Overall accuracy, Average accuracy, Micro-averaged precision, Macro-averaged precision, Micro-averaged recall, Macro-averaged recall
                      I can't find a definition of these anywhere on the internet!

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                      • Add Machine Learning services to use Azure AD Token

                        When using Machine Learning's API, add a function that can authenticate with Azure AD Token

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                        • import from sharepoint

                          Import from a sharepoint online list would make life about 1000 times easier

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                          • Include custom R library in Create R Model task

                            You currently cannot include your own custom R modules/libraries in the Create R Model task. The functionality is already available for the Execute R Script (see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn905952.aspx). You should be able to include it the same way:

                            install.packages("src/libraries/customLibrary.zip", lib='.', repos=NULL, verbose=T)

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                            source("src/customLibrary.R")

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                            • Add Bayesian Network Algorithm and Adaboost

                              Having these two algorithm in Azure will make life easier.

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                              • Export Data to storage account that requires secure transfer

                                I'm trying to use AzureML's "Export Data" to export to a storage account. I got an error (400 Bad Request, similar to the error documented on https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/2b7e8220-cd4f-4643-ae1d-1648721b15f4/getting-error-while-trying-to-export-the-data-from-dataset-to-azure-blob?forum=MachineLearning)

                                After investigation found that the cause was that the storage account had the "Secure transfer require" option enabled. It seems that AzureML's export code needs to be updated to supported encrypted communication with Azure Storage.

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                                • Data import from onedrive

                                  Do we have the feature of importing data to Azure ML from one drive? is this feature being considered

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                                  • Save Python model objects as trained models

                                    It would be nice to be able to save fitted objects from sklearn as trained models (similar to what is now doable with R scripts) without having to go through the process of pickling, reading a dataset, and unpickling.

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                                      • Reference Web Service Parameters in R/Python/SQL/SQLite/etc scripts

                                        Currently, individual operation parameters can be "Set as web service parameter". However, there are many cases where I don't want to pass the whole value as a parameter, but reference a parameter within that value. This happens mostly in script operations (R, Python, SQL Reader, Apply SQL Operation).

                                        For example, I may have a SQL query with various filters. A R script may also want to access various parameters to alter its behavior. This can be useful when experimenting with various model options, or to generalize (reuse) an experiment for different cases.

                                        This could be implemented by allowing, in all…

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                                        • Add Power Query datasets published to the Corporate Data Catalog as a source in Azure Machine Learning

                                          It would be fantastic if we could use Power Query datasets saved to the Corporate Data Catalog as a source in Azure Machine Learning.

                                          Here is a blog post in which I describe it in more detail and outline the benefits. http://www.christoolivier.com/missed-opportunity-power-query-in-azure-machine-learning/

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