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.

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Best Black Friday tech books & video sales

Best Black Friday tech books & video sales

Want to bruh up on a tech skill or learn a new one? Now's a good time to buy a how-to ebook, video class or even paper book thanks to Thanksgiving holiday weekend sales.

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

5 things wrong with Slack

5 things wrong with Slack

Slack may have a compelling interface -- and fun bots -- but some things need to be fixed if it's going to replace my in-company email and IM.

Plotly to open source its dataviz code

Plotly to open source its dataviz code

The JavaScript library is now free to use in any project, or offline in MATLAB, RStudio or a Jupyter notebook.

Are death rates really soaring for middle-aged white Americans?

Are death rates really soaring for middle-aged white Americans?

It's hard to argue with a paper written by a Nobel Laureate. But statistician Andrew Gelman is, in a way, doing just that.

How Verizon analyzes security-breach data with R

How Verizon analyzes security-breach data with R

Verizon researchers receive incident data from contributing organizations, which means numerous categories also have subcategories. Importing and analyzing all that with Excel was problematic.

New $85K package development service backed by R Consortium

New $85K package development service backed by R Consortium

And, the consortium's Infrastructure Steering Committee has more money to award; applications are now open.

R conference live blog: EARL Boston

R conference live blog: EARL Boston

Interesting tips and tidbits on how to make better use of R, live from the Effective Application of the R Language conference.

iPhone, Mac sales surge

iPhone, Mac sales surge

You may have heard by now that it was a strong quarter for Apple device sales, especially iPhones and Macs. However, seasonality can sometimes mask longer-term trends, which is why I also like to look at 4-quarter rolling...

Tableau launches free iPad dataviz app

Tableau launches free iPad dataviz app

Looking to explore data on a mobile device? Tableau brings (some of) the power and polish of its desktop software to the iPad.

Adobe Analytics adds drag-and-drop dataviz

Adobe Analytics adds drag-and-drop dataviz

New capabilities for the software formerly known as Omniture SiteCatalyst move out of beta today.

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