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.

Update: Google, Microsoft, Oracle back new R Consortium at Linux Foundation

R Consortium of major tech companies on the way?

Rumor on Twitter is that some major players will be joining forces to work on R infrastructure.

Salesforce launches free Analytics Cloud Playground

Salesforce launches free Analytics Cloud Playground

While you can't save interactives, the site lets you do quick explorations and get a taste of the Salesforce Analytics Cloud.

My ggplot2 cheat sheet: Search by task

My ggplot2 cheat sheet: Search by task

Here's your easy-to-use guide to dozens of useful ggplot2 R data visualization commands in a handy, searchable table. Plus, download code snippets to save yourself a boatload of typing.

Free download: Save R data visualization time with these ggplot2 code snippets

Free download: Save R data visualization time with these ggplot2 code snippets

Tired of typing -- or trying to remember -- ggplot2 syntax? These code snippets can help.

IBM to shutter dataviz pioneer Many Eyes

IBM to shutter dataviz pioneer Many Eyes

It looks like the end of the road for a site that offered what was once cutting-edge access to Web-based data visualization.

Data wrangling with R: Download our free PDF

Data wrangling with R: Download our free PDF

Sort, summarize, reshape and more with this guide to R data munging.

By the numbers: Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac quarterly sales

While there's a lot of chatter about declining iPad revenue, what about overall number of devices sold? We take a look at unit sales, accounting for seasonal swings.

Web scraping with R and rvest (includes video & code)

Web scraping with R and rvest (includes video & code)

See how to extract text from a Web page in this latest installment of R in 5 Lines or Less

SQL Server 2016 to include R

SQL Server 2016 to include R

This looks to be one of the first concrete results of Microsoft's acquisition of R vendor Revolution Analytics.

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

Qlik Sense free dataviz app adds public, private sharing

Qlik Sense free dataviz app adds public, private sharing

Qlik Sense Desktop now includes private cloud sharing; public embeddable visualizations are slated for later this year.

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