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.

11 Excel tips for power users

Adobe Analytics revamps 'ClickMap'

Adobe Analytics revamps 'ClickMap'

Activity Map will offer segmenting, live view

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.

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.

Live updates from the Microsoft Data Insights Summit

Live updates from the Microsoft Data Insights Summit

See the latest news from Microsoft's first Excel and Power BI user conference

Microsoft Visual Studio adds R support

Microsoft Visual Studio adds R support

The release includes an R editor, code auto-completion, debugging, built-in GitHub support and other features.

Primaries show the danger of focusing on bad data

Primaries show the danger of focusing on bad data

Whatever your politics, this year's presidential primaries are a great lesson in how to focus on the wrong metrics.

Data: What you want to know about Super Tuesday states

Data: What you want to know about Super Tuesday states

Dig into demographics with this Esri story map

Create maps in R in 10 (fairly) easy steps

Create maps in R in 10 (fairly) easy steps

Sure you can use this technique for election maps — but it’s also handy for sales figures, mobile data coverage and many other types of data.

Bonus downloads: How to make color-coded thematic maps in R

Register for our Insider program, and these files will help you follow along our tutorial, "How to create maps with R in 10 (fairly) easy steps."

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.

Plotly targets BI users with new dashboard emphasis

Plotly targets BI users with new dashboard emphasis

The cloud service that once focused on stand-alone data visualizations now hopes to play in the business intelligence space.

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