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.

Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

Plot.ly releases free JavaScript library for dataviz

Plot.ly releases free JavaScript library for dataviz

The dataviz site now lets you use some of its charting tools on your own site, as long as you keep links and references to their site intact. Advanced charting requires a paid annual license.

Apple device sales: iPhone soars, iPad slips, Watch data unclear

Apple device sales: iPhone soars, iPad slips, Watch data unclear

Rolling four-quarter averages offer a better look at overall trends for iPhone, iPad and Mac -- although not for the new Apple Watch.

Esri to unveil mapping tools in R

Esri to unveil mapping tools in R

Esri is set to announce an open-source software bridge today that makes it faster and easier to move mapping data between ArcGIS and R.

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.

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

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

A new R Consortium of major vendors launched today aimed at "strengthen[ing] both the technical and user communities," according to a Linux Foundation announcement.

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.

Load More