Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization

Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization

Here are my go-to R packages -- in a handy searchable table.

05/10/2019

R community blasts DataCamp response to exec's 'inappropriate behavior'

R community blasts DataCamp response to exec's 'inappropriate behavior'

RStudio, satRdays, and some instructors themselves are cutting ties with the online education company because they say DataCamp's response to the incident has been inadequate.

04/17/2019

Google will shut down Fusion Tables

Google will shut down Fusion Tables

After more than a decade in service, Google's easy-to-use cloud visualization service is being shuttered.

12/11/2018

Useful R functions you might not know

Useful R functions you might not know

One of the best way to find cool, new-to-you R functions is to see what other useRs have uncovered. Here are some of mine -- and yours.

11/21/2018

RStudio cloud service in the works?

RStudio cloud service in the works?

An official RStudio cloud service appears to be under development

11/10/2017

R Consortium survey seeks input from R users

R Consortium survey seeks input from R users

Have opinions about R? The Consortium wants to hear from you.

07/13/2017

RStudio makes another high-profile hire

RStudio makes another high-profile hire

After Jenny Bryan and Max Kuhn joined the company last fall, Hadley Wickham told me he didn't plan to add to his team "in the near future." It looks like the near future has passed.

04/10/2017

Quick hands-on: Tableau adds shapefile, KML & GeoJSON imports for custom maps

Quick hands-on: Tableau adds shapefile, KML & GeoJSON imports for custom maps

You can now use your own geospatial files to create custom choropleth maps in Tableau.

03/17/2017

Esri to kick off GIS DevSummit with live stream, new resources

Esri to kick off GIS DevSummit with live stream, new resources

The conference is aimed at developers who want to do robust geographical analysis and add geospatial capabilities to their apps.

03/06/2017

Mapping in R just got a whole lot easier

Mapping in R just got a whole lot easier

Thanks to the R simple features project and packages like tmaps that support it, choropleth maps are now a breeze to create with R. I'll walk you through mapping median U.S. wages for IT managers. And don't miss the last step: A tiny...

03/03/2017

Best tips & takeaways from RStudio Conference

Best tips & takeaways from RStudio Conference

I'll be sharing the most interesting things I hear, see and learn at this week's big R event.

01/15/2017

What's up with RStudio's 2 high-profile hires?

What's up with RStudio's 2 high-profile hires?

I talk to Chief Scientist and R 'tidyverse' guru Hadley Wickham to find out.

11/30/2016

Election night: Whoa, was I was wrong

Election night: Whoa, was I was wrong

Data seemed so clearly pointing to one result in last night's presidential election. But it wasn't.

11/09/2016

R resources for Election Night

R resources for Election Night

Want to geek out with data as the returns come in? Here are some ideas.

11/08/2016

Why I won't be in suspense this presidential election night (in tweets)

Why I won't be in suspense this presidential election night (in tweets)

I'm with Sam Wang: There's drama, and then there's data.

11/07/2016

Microsoft adds R data visualizations without R to Power BI

Microsoft adds R data visualizations without R to Power BI

You can now use some R visuals without actually knowing R

11/02/2016

Political data reporting malpractice

Political data reporting malpractice

The only Presidential polling that matters is the Electoral College. But that's not what's being reported in too many media stories in an effort to hype a race as being close.

11/01/2016

MicroStrategy Desktop BI software now free

MicroStrategy Desktop BI software now free

Today's announcement adds to the no-cost self-service BI landscape that include Tableau Public, Microsoft Power BI and some versions of Qlik, among others.

10/17/2016

Google Sheets Explore: A work in progress

Google Sheets Explore: A work in progress

I take Google Sheets' new natural-language queries for a test drive. Here's what I found.

09/30/2016

IBM, Cloudera join RStudio to create R interface to Apache Spark

IBM, Cloudera join RStudio to create R interface to Apache Spark

R users can now use the popular dplyr package to tap into Apache Spark big data.

09/28/2016

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