Data scientists and AI developers use the Azure Machine Learning SDK for R to build and run machine learning workflows with Azure Machine Learning.
Azure Machine Learning SDK for R uses the reticulate package to bind to Azure Machine Learning’s Python SDK. By binding directly to Python, the Azure Machine Learning SDK for R allows you access to core objects and methods implemented in the Python SDK from any R environment you choose.
Main capabilities of the SDK include:
Please take a look at the package website https://azure.github.io/azureml-sdk-for-r for complete documentation.
✔️ feature available 🔄 in progress 📋 planned
|Compute||Cloud resources where you can train your machine learning models.||✔️|
|Data Plane Resources||
|Experiment||A foundational cloud resource that represents a collection of trials (individual model runs).||✔️|
|Estimator||A generic estimator to train data using any supplied training script.||✔️|
|HyperDrive||HyperDrive automates the process of running hyperparameter sweeps for an
|Model||Cloud representations of machine learning models that help you transfer models between local development environments and the
|Webservice||Models can be packaged into container images that include the runtime environment and dependencies. Models must be built into an image before you deploy them as a web service.
|Dataset||An Azure Machine Learning
Install Conda if not already installed. Choose Python 3.5 or later.
# Install Azure ML SDK from CRAN install.packages("azuremlsdk") # Or the development version from GitHub install.packages("remotes") remotes::install_github('https://github.com/Azure/azureml-sdk-for-r', build_vignettes = TRUE) # Then, use `install_azureml()` to install the compiled code from the AzureML Python SDK. azuremlsdk::install_azureml()
Now, you’re ready to get started!
For a more detailed walk-through of the installation process, advanced options, and troubleshooting, see our Installation Guide.
To begin running experiments with Azure Machine Learning, you must establish a connection to your Azure Machine Learning workspace.
If you don’t already have a workspace created, you can create one by doing:
# If you haven't already set up a resource group, set `create_resource_group = TRUE` # and set `resource_group` to your desired resource group name in order to create the resource group # in the same step. new_ws <- create_workspace(name = <workspace_name>, subscription_id = <subscription_id>, resource_group = <resource_group_name>, location = location, create_resource_group = FALSE)
After the workspace is created, you can save it to a configuration file to the local machine.
If you have an existing workspace associated with your subscription, you can retrieve it from the server by doing:
Or, if you have the workspace config.json file on your local machine, you can load the workspace by doing:
loaded_ws <- load_workspace_from_config()
Once you’ve accessed your workspace, you can begin running and tracking your own experiments with Azure Machine Learning SDK for R.
We welcome contributions from the community. If you would like to contribute to the repository, please refer to the contribution guide.