Machine Learning Service in SQL Server 2017

This post shows you how to start with Machine Learning Service in SQL Server 2017. One of the feature added to SQL Server 2017 is machine learning. There are two language of choices R and Python. I am a R user than Python user. So this post is more R oriented. Many people don’t know where to start, like me, few weeks back. First you must install SQL Server with Machine Learning Services here:

Once you have done the installation make sure the Windows Service MSSQLLaunchpad is running. Start SQL Server Management Studio. Type this in the query pane.

‘external scripts enable’, 1 RECONFIGURE

Test the R language is working in SQL Server 2017.

sp_execute_external_script @language =
N’R’, @script =
N’ a <- 1 b <- 2 c <- a/b d <- a*b print(c, d)’

About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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