I get different mining models depending upon whether I use BIDS or excel 2007 data mining plugin RRS feed

  • Question

  • I use Dataset A in BIDS(2005) to create a decision trees mining structure and then a mining model.    I then take Dataset A, put it in Excel, and use the data mining addin to create a decision trees model.   When I compare the results the two models are very different, yet I used the same data and same predict column.   I dont tinker with the model settings so I would like to kno if there are there any ideas what could cause a big difference in the models?


    Thursday, October 13, 2011 6:27 PM


  • It is possible that results are different because some column was used as discrete in one place and continuous in another.

    You can also try running Document Model wizard on 2 models (one from BIDS and one from Excel). Do you see differences?


    Tatyana Yakushev [PredixionSoftware.com]
    Friday, October 14, 2011 5:35 AM