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Does SAS Enterprise Miner support recurrent neural networks?

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Does SAS Enterprise Miner support recurrent neural networks?

My company will be installing SAS Enterprise Miner in the coming months - one project on our to-do list is to build a general predictive model for health care high utilizers using machine learning tools.

 

Inspired by the attached article, I'd like to use a recurrent neural network (RNN) in our predictive model.

 

Does SAS EM support RNNs? I know EM can run neural networks, but I haven't found anything specific in the documentation for RNNs.


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‎03-03-2018 04:42 PM
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Re: Does SAS Enterprise Miner support recurrent neural networks?

Watching a YouTube piece on Deep Learning with SAS & read in the comments that the new SAS Viya toolkit includes recurrent neural nets - it doesn't look like SAS EM supports RNNs.

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Re: Does SAS Enterprise Miner support recurrent neural networks?

Watching a YouTube piece on Deep Learning with SAS & read in the comments that the new SAS Viya toolkit includes recurrent neural nets - it doesn't look like SAS EM supports RNNs.

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Re: Does SAS Enterprise Miner support recurrent neural networks?

Robert - that is correct. There is no support for RNNs in SAS9...only available in the actions in SAS Viya.

Of course, you could call Viya to train a RNN using the Viya Code node in EM.

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Re: Does SAS Enterprise Miner support recurrent neural networks?

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There may be another option I overlooked: call R or Python from SAS with the Open Source Integration node and then install and run the appropriate package for RNNs.

 

One worry, though, would be if a neural network created in the R Open Source Integration node would run in memory rather than on disk, which would limit the size of datasets that can be analyzed.

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