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.

R in 5 lines or less: Dataviz with the Google Charts API

Learn R for beginners with our PDF

Learn R for beginners with our PDF

It's all here in one place -- our popular "Beginner's guide to using R." You'll learn how to get your data into R, easy ways to do basic data analysis, painless data visualization, syntax quirks you'll want to know and get tons of...

Snowmageddon: interactive maps for your blizzard enjoyment

Snowmageddon: interactive maps for your blizzard enjoyment

Forecasts and social media hype, visualized

Test drive: IBM Watson Analytics free beta

Test drive: IBM Watson Analytics free beta

Watson Analytics aims to make data analysis as simple as asking a question in plain English. We take it for a spin.

Updated: Top Cyber Monday tech deals

Updated: Top Cyber Monday tech deals

Want post-Thanksgiving deals without the crowds? See the online sale prices on TVs, computers, games and more for Cyber Monday, Dec. 1.

Election data: One picture is worth ...

Election data: One picture is worth ...

Looking at an interactive graph of campaign finance data is quite a bit more useful than a text list of contributions. The Mass. Office of Campaign & Political Finance CIO shows a new tool.

4 data wrangling tasks in R for advanced beginners

4 data wrangling tasks in R for advanced beginners

R is mighty, but it can be complex for data tasks. Learn how to get summaries, sort and do other tasks with relative ease. (Now updated with dplyr examples.)

For half, STEM degrees lead to other jobs

The truth, when it comes to computer employment data, is almost always ugly.

Warning: Apple HealthKit risks driving up medical costs

How can seeing more information about your health possibly be bad? Here's how, says the Lown Institute's Right Care Weekly newsletter: While the app and the ability to connect to medical records may be useful, it also has...

Easy Web scraping with Import.io

Easy Web scraping with Import.io

Want to quickly see and store federal IT jobs listings from USAJobs? Follow along as we simplify the process of pulling usable data from the website, using both illustrations and videos.

The Snowden leaks: A timeline

The Snowden leaks: A timeline

A look back at the security fallout following the NSA spying disclosures that began a year ago after Edward Snowden fled the U.S.

America's 6 top-paid CTOs

America's 6 top-paid CTOs

Bonuses and stock options help push some chief technology officers' salaries into the millions.

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