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RStudio cloud service in the works?

An official RStudio cloud service appears to be under development

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Create maps in R in 10 (fairly) easy steps

Use the R programming language to turn location-based data into interactive maps

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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.

Beginner's guide to R: Syntax quirks you'll want to know

Why x=3 doesn't always mean what you think it should, about data types and more.

Beginner's guide to R: Painless data visualization

From no-frills graphics to adding color and labeling your data, here's what you need to know.

Beginner's guide to R: Easy ways to do basic data analysis

From getting subsets of your data to pulling basic stats from your data frame, here's what you need to know.

Beginner's guide to R: Introduction

In part 1 of our hands-on series, we explain why R's a great choice for basic data analysis and visualization work, and how to get started.

Beginner's guide to R: Get your data into R

Whether it's local or from the Web, there are several ways to get data into R for further work.

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Why Elon Musk says 50% of all cars will be electric by 2027

IT has the best handle on what it will take to do a massive electric vehicle (EV) rollout.

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R Consortium survey seeks input from R users

Have opinions about R? The Consortium wants to hear from you.

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Sample dashboard: Monitor server processes

See how a server-monitoring dashboard can highlight delayed and failed processes. Excerpted from The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios.

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SAP wants enterprises to learn from their smart devices

SAP has added machine-learning to its Leonardo IoT software suite to help businesses handle data gathered from smart devices more intelligently.

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Power BI to add Premium service; private dashboard is free no more

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a Premium enterprise service for its Power BI data visualization platform.

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How to create an automatically updating Google sheet

Tired of finding, copying and pasting data into spreadsheets? With just a few lines of code, you can set up a self-updating spreadsheet in Google Docs that fetches and stores data for you, as this Facebook example shows. Update: Due...

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42% off TurboTax Deluxe 2016 Tax Software Federal & State - Deal Alert

No Tax Knowledge Needed. TurboTax will ask you easy questions to get to know you and fill in all the right tax forms for you. And TurboTax is tailored to your unique situation—it will search for the deductions and credits you deserve,...

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RStudio makes another high-profile hire

After Jenny Bryan and Max Kuhn joined the company last fall, Hadley Wickham told me he didn't plan to add to his team "in the near future." It looks like the near future has passed.

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Review: Amazon QuickSight covers the BI basics

A promising data analysis tool in the cloud, QuickSight is easy to use but limited in terms of visualization types.

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Tableau moves to subscription pricing for its BI products

Tableau is making a big change in the way it sells its business intelligence products. The company announced Thursday that all of its software will be available as a subscription, rather than a single license plus a service fee.

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