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R in 5 Lines or Less: Webscraping with R

In her latest how-to video on R techniques, Computerworld's Sharon Machlis shows how you can quickly webscrape sites to get pertinent data for your project.

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Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

In April, Tableau released version 9.0 of its flagship analytics software, and on Monday the company followed up with an update to the product's online edition that it says is up to 10 times faster than its predecessor.

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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.

Oracle zeroes in on Hadoop data with analytics tool

Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph brings new analytic capabilities to Hadoop and NoSQL.

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Great R packages for data import, wrangling & visualization

Here are my go-to R packages -- in a handy searchable table


Disrupt - ROSS

Interview with Andrew Arruda, Co-Founder/CEO of ROSS, at Techcrunch Disrupt.

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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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Most downloaded R packages last month

See the most popular R packages on RStudio's CRAN mirror server last month.

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SAP brings its S/4Hana data platform to the cloud

The cloud version is designed for hybrid scenarios combining on-premises and cloud software.

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SAP CEO touts tighter Google ties

SAP is deepening its partnership with Google and will collaborate with the search giant on new projects focused on business analytics and enterprise applications.


Microsoft sets up machine learning demo site that guesses your age

To demonstrate the new machine learning capabilities in its Azure cloud, Microsoft has set up a Web site that guesses the ages of people in uploaded photos.

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SAS enlarges its palette for big data analysis

SAS Institute did big data decades before big data was the buzz, and now the company is expanding on the ways large-scale computerized analysis can help organizations.

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Cyber-crooks are automated; you need to be, too

It’s time to automate security response, says the CSO of a $1.6 billion company, who swears by a new tool he has deployed.

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Review: Tableau makes sophisticated analysis a snap

Innovative, self-service data visualization tool makes quick work of exploratory data analysis from 50-odd sources.

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With data analytics, no more Pontiac Azteks

Focus groups had a hand in the development of what is widely considered one of the ugliest car in history. Today, there are better ways to know what consumers really want, as opposed to what they say they want.

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Cybersecurity, data science and machine learning: Is all data equal?

Among the many possible applications of machine learning to cybersecurity data, classifier models can be built to identify cyberattacks and abnormal behaviors. I will discuss the relative importance of the different type of data that...

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Google adds real-time big data analysis to two of its cloud services

Google is betting that real-time processing is the future of big data analysis.

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Drones in the enterprise: The future of data collection

UAVs (popularly known as drones) have been in the news a lot lately. But are they really useful as business tools? Here are some tips for enterprise IT on things to keep in mind when deploying a drone.

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