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.

How to download new Census data with R

Bottlenose aims to automate data science tasks

Bottlenose aims to automate data science tasks

Its Nerve Center 3 product targets the mid-range of the market

Qlik to add R, Python support

Qlik to add R, Python support

Qlik will be adding R and Python integration to its data analysis tool later this month, continuing a BI trend to use scripting languages to bulk up the power of drag-and-drop platforms.

Tableau hits Power Bi as 'falling short'; Microsoft fires back

Tableau hits Power Bi as 'falling short'; Microsoft fires back

Business-analytics vendor Tableau Software moved to stake out its turf now that Microsoft has entered the BI market.

Feds seek help in analyzing traffic death spike

Feds seek help in analyzing traffic death spike

If you've got data skills, the US government hopes you'll pitch in to help figure out why more people were killed in traffic accidents last year than in any of the prior six.

These R packages import sports, weather, stock data and more

These R packages import sports, weather, stock data and more

Want to look at salary trends? Check a stock's price history? Look at the performance of your favorite sports team? Here's how to easily pull publicly available data into R.

Microsoft ratchets up its R enthusiasm

Microsoft ratchets up its R enthusiasm

Microsoft announces more R capabilities within its Power BI platform and launches an R Script Showcase.

Esri offers free aid to agencies battling disasters

Esri offers free aid to agencies battling disasters

Fire? Flood? Hurricane? Esri will offer tech support to organizations facing active disasters.

Trump's 'extreme' anti-terrorism vetting may be H-1B nightmare

Trump's 'extreme' anti-terrorism vetting may be H-1B nightmare

Many people from 'dangerous and volatile regions' work in the U.S. on H-1B visas, and Trump's plan would penalize these workers because of their birthplace.

Data wrangling tool Trifacta aims to ease analysis pain

Data wrangling tool Trifacta aims to ease analysis pain

The free version handles files up to 100 MB in text, Excel and JSON formats.

Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis

This sortable chart lets you compare dozens of tools for functionality, skill level and more.

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

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