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.

08/18/16

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.

08/18/16

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.

08/05/16

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

07/29/16

Datafest! Highlights from Open Data Science Conference Boston

I round up some of the more interesting sessions at ODSC Boston

05/21/16

Adobe Analytics revamps 'ClickMap'

Adobe Analytics revamps 'ClickMap'

Activity Map will offer segmenting, live view

04/27/16

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.

03/02/16

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

03/01/16

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.

02/08/16

Best Black Friday tech books & video sales

Best Black Friday tech books & video sales

Want to bruh up on a tech skill or learn a new one? Now's a good time to buy a how-to ebook, video class or even paper book thanks to Thanksgiving holiday weekend sales.

11/27/15

5 things wrong with Slack

5 things wrong with Slack

Slack may have a compelling interface -- and fun bots -- but some things need to be fixed if it's going to replace my in-company email and IM.

11/20/15

Plotly to open source its dataviz code

Plotly to open source its dataviz code

The JavaScript library is now free to use in any project, or offline in MATLAB, RStudio or a Jupyter notebook.

11/17/15

Are death rates really soaring for middle-aged white Americans?

Are death rates really soaring for middle-aged white Americans?

It's hard to argue with a paper written by a Nobel Laureate. But statistician Andrew Gelman is, in a way, doing just that.

11/13/15

New $85K package development service backed by R Consortium

New $85K package development service backed by R Consortium

And, the consortium's Infrastructure Steering Committee has more money to award; applications are now open.

11/02/15

R conference live blog: EARL Boston

R conference live blog: EARL Boston

Interesting tips and tidbits on how to make better use of R, live from the Effective Application of the R Language conference.

11/02/15

iPhone, Mac sales surge

iPhone, Mac sales surge

You may have heard by now that it was a strong quarter for Apple device sales, especially iPhones and Macs. However, seasonality can sometimes mask longer-term trends, which is why I also like to look at 4-quarter rolling...

10/27/15

Tableau launches free iPad dataviz app

Tableau launches free iPad dataviz app

Looking to explore data on a mobile device? Tableau brings (some of) the power and polish of its desktop software to the iPad.

10/20/15

Adobe Analytics adds drag-and-drop dataviz

Adobe Analytics adds drag-and-drop dataviz

New capabilities for the software formerly known as Omniture SiteCatalyst move out of beta today.

09/24/15

Cool - and useful - data projects in the real world

Computerworld's Data+ Editors' Choice Awards show how big-data analysis is doing everything from fighting fraud to discovering and treating medical problems.

09/02/15

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.

07/28/15

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