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.

Esri to unveil mapping tools in R

Esri to unveil mapping tools in R

Software 'bridge' to connect ArcGIS map data and R can also be used on other geospatial files

Google, Microsoft, Oracle back new R Consortium at Linux Foundation

Google, Microsoft, Oracle back new R Consortium at Linux Foundation

The big vendors are among founding members of a consortium aimed at strengthening technical and user communities

Data wrangling with R: Download the free PDF

Data wrangling with R: Download the free PDF

Sort, summarize, reshape, and more with this free guide to R data munging

For 74 percent, STEM degrees lead to non-STEM jobs

Census data provides detail about computer-related employment, and raises questions about whether there is a U.S. shortage of STEM workers

R data manipulation tricks at your fingertips

Excel tips and tricks for manipulating dates, and for getting data into the format you need, are also ready for your R pleasure

Offshore firms took 50 percent of H-1B visas in 2013

Government data shows a major share of the H-1B visas go to firms that use visa holders to displace U.S. workers

Federal IT hiring slips with political deadlock

Data shows a downward trend in IT hiring after a jump in the size of the government's IT workforce

Beginner's guide to R: Introduction

Interest in the R statistics language is soaring, especially for data analysis. Get to know this hot programming option in our beginner's guide

Beginner's guide to R: Easy ways to do basic data analysis

Congrats, you've read your data into an R object. Now take the next step

Beginner's guide to R: Get your data into R

In part 2 of our hands-on guide to the hot data-analysis environment, we provide tips on how to import data in various formats, both local and on the Web

Beginner's guide to R: Painless data visualization

Learn how to paint a picture with data with R, using just a couple lines of code

Beginner's guide to R: Syntax quirks you'll want to know

Part 5 of our hands-on guide covers some R mysteries you'll need to understand.

Software employment grows 45 percent in 10 years as angst in engineering grows

One unemployed electrical engineer, whose wife challenged President Obama on H-1Bs, is back at work

Top users of H-1B visas are offshore outsourcers

Analysis of the latest U.S. government data on users of H-1B visas shows the major beneficiaries of an increase in the cap would likely be offshore outsourcers

How to prevent your own 'epic hack' with a 60-minute security makeover

Beef up security on your digital life -- before someone duplicates the hack that seized control of a reporter's Apple, Amazon, and Google accounts

Q&A: Esri's Jack Dangermond on cloud, big data, and Apple-Google map wars

GIS pioneer discusses the importance of mobile and cloud, the role of GIS in organizations, big data, and consumer vs. enterprise mapping

Weave open-source data visualization offers power, flexibility

Three years in development and still in beta, Weave gives corporate users an easy-to-use platform for examining information

How to get Siri onto your Android device

We test a variety of Android apps that offer some of the functionality of Apple's Siri voice recognition feature

Recession hit older tech workers harder, labor data shows

Unemployment for people 55 years and older has grown to nearly twice that of tech workers between 25 and 54 years

Let's impeach e-voting

Software patches are suspected of changing results applied to electronic voting machines in two Georgia counties

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