Sharon Machlis

Executive Editor, Online & Data Analytics

Sharon Machlis is Executive Editor, Online & Data Analytics at Computerworld, where she works on data 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.

Tableau 10 to feature data mashups, more IT management tools

60+ R resources to improve your data skills

From books to videos to online tutorials -- most free! -- here are plenty of ideas to burnish your R knowledge.

Free data visualization with Microsoft Power BI: Your step-by-step guide

Free data visualization with Microsoft Power BI: Your step-by-step guide

This step-by-step guide, including video, shows you how to analyze a file with more than two million records of U.S. airline flight delays using Microsoft's free Power BI platform.

Data files for our step-by-step guide to Microsoft Power BI

If you want to play along with our hands-on Power BI tutorial, get the files here.

Great R packages for data import, wrangling & visualization

Great R packages for data import, wrangling & visualization

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

The advanced beginner's guide to R
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The advanced beginner's guide to R

So you’ve gone through the Computerworld Beginner’s Guide to R and want to take the next steps in your R journey? In this advanced beginner’s guide, you’ll learn data wrangling, best packages to use for different tasks, how to make...

IBM joins R Consortium

IBM will back efforts to create infrastructure and best practices for the R community, as well as promote use of the language.

Datafest! Highlights from Open Data Science Conference Boston

I round up some of the more interesting sessions at ODSC Boston

11 Excel tips for power users

11 Excel tips for power users

Tables can be very important tools for data display. We offer 11 tips and tricks to help Excel users make tables more effective, reshape data, easily look up data and more.

Adobe Analytics revamps 'ClickMap'

Adobe Analytics revamps 'ClickMap'

Activity Map will offer segmenting, live view

How many H-1B workers are female? U.S. won’t say

How many H-1B workers are female? U.S. won’t say

The U.S. government has information about the gender of H-1B visa applicants, but refuses to release it, saying doing so would be burdensome.

Download U.S. Census data on IT workers

The original Census Bureau file used by Computerworld in our story about gender in IT included more than 15 million records of all ACS survey respondents.

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