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R tip: Animations in R

In this eighth episode of Do More with R, learn how to animate data over time with R and the gganimate and ggplot2 packages.

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Microsoft adds Python support to Power BI

A preview feature allows Python scripts to be used as data sources and as a way to create visualizations in Power BI Desktop

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R tip: Create maps in R

In this seventh episode of Do More with R, learn how to create maps in R—it’s easier than you think, thanks to new and updated packages like sf, tmap, and ggplot2

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R tip: Iterate with purrr's map_df function

In this sixth episode of Do More with R, learn how to apply a function to a vector of values and return a data frame

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Why dynamically visualizing relationships in data matters

The ability to visualize data, their relationships to one another and connections to business objectives gives organizations the power to uncover insights that would otherwise elude them

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9 Splunk alternatives for log analysis

Splunk may be the most famous way to make sense of mass quantities of log data, but it is far from the only player around

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R tip: Save time with RStudio code snippets

In this fifth episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how code snippets work in RStudio—and how you can make your own

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R tip: Easy dashboards with flexdashboard

In this fourth episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how to create dashboards in the R language with the flexdashboard package.

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R tip: How to create easy interactive scatter plots with taucharts

In this first episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, demonstrates how easy it is to use the R language to create an interactive scatter plot with multiple trendline...

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Harmonizing big data with an enterprise knowledge graph

In addition to streamlining how users retrieve diverse data via automation capabilities, a knowledge graph standardizes those data according to relevant business terms and models

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An intro to Studio 3T, a MongoDB IDE

The growing third-party market is a key indication that MongoDB has moved from mere maturity to one of the dominant players in this market

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HoloLens goes to work—but easier developer tools are needed

Microsoft is giving its augmented-reality visors a new enterprise vision, one that’s targeting the 2 billion workers who don’t have a PC

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GPU computing: the key to unleashing the mysteries of all that data

To effectively handle all the data being created in the world today, we need GPU computing

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Review: Domo is good BI, not great BI

Domo delivers on data sources and visualizations, but is harder to use and overpriced compared to Tableau, Qlik Sense, and Microsoft Power BI

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Responsible retail: treating customer data with care

What retailers now know about their customers is their biggest competitive advantage—as long as they don’t abuse it

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H2O puts machine learning on autopilot

H2O's Driverless AI promises to bring ML analysis to nontechnical users, and to take the drudgery out of model selection for experts

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What you need to know about Power BI now

Power BI is now much more than an Excel query tool. Here’s how to use it for your business data analysis and reporting

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Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

Tableau strengthens its case with cross-database joins, browser-based authoring, and geo-analysis improvements

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