When we clean and transform data and go on to produce a great predictive model the last thing we want is to not deploy it.
The issue we have is deployment often means heavy engineering. Depending on the resources at your disposal this can be a real issue.
At the last LondonR meet up Jo-Fai Chow gave a talk about Dominodatalab. Domino provide a web service that lets us upload an R/Python script and have it exposed over a REST API. This API can be easily called via a web request from an app.
Here’s an example of a sample script that has been deployed. There’s a lot more to Domino that I’m still learning about but based on early research it seems a great way to deploy models.