Sharon Machlis

Executive Editor, Data & Analytics

Sharon Machlis is Director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG, where she works on analyzing data (both for IDG Enterprise Web sites and journalism projects) and in-house editor tools in addition to writing and editing. Her tech interests include data visualization and analysis as well as the intersection of journalism and technology. She holds an Extra class amateur radio license and is currently somewhat obsessed with R. Her book Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism was published in December 2018.

Create a Shiny app to search Twitter with rtweet and R

Do More With R bonus download: Interactive Shiny app to search Twitter

Do More With R bonus download: Interactive Shiny app to search Twitter

Download the code and step-by-step instructions for creating an interactive Shiny app to search tweets with the rtweet package and create a browser-based app with the results

“Do More with R” video tutorials

“Do More with R” video tutorials

Search for R video tutorials by task, topic, or package. Most videos are shorter than 10 minutes

How to search Twitter with rtweet and R

How to search Twitter with rtweet and R

See how to create your own searchable data frame of conference tweets using the rtweet R package

How to send text messages from R

How to send text messages from R

See how easily you can send texts directly from an R script with Twilio and the twilio R package

How to do spatial analysis in R with sf

How to do spatial analysis in R with sf

See how easy it is to use the sf package for GIS calculations to find the ZIP code for an address in R

How to merge data in R using R merge, dplyr, or data.table

How to merge data in R using R merge, dplyr, or data.table

See how to join two data sets by one or more common columns using base R’s merge function, dplyr join functions, and the speedy data.table package

Get API data with R

Get API data with R

No R package for the API you want? It’s easy to write your own function with the httr and jsonlite packages.

How to write your own ggplot2 functions in R

How to write your own ggplot2 functions in R

You no longer have to worry about quoted and unquoted column names when using ggplot2, thanks to the latest version of the rlang package

How to use .SD in the R data.table package

How to use .SD in the R data.table package

See how to use data.table's special .SD symbol to perform calculations and other tasks by group

How to calculate month-over-month changes in R
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How to calculate month-over-month changes in R

See how to generate weekly and monthly reports in R including month-over-month, week-over-week, and year-over-year changes

How to Slack from R

How to Slack from R

See how to send text messages and files directly from an R script to Slack with the slackr package

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