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Microsoft Power BI to get major new mapping capabilities from Esri ArcGIS software http://cwrld.us/EsriPowerBI
Microsoft free Power BI is slated to get some serious mapping capabilities, as Microsoft yesterday announced ArcGIS for Power BI by Esri is on the way sometime this year.
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50% off O'Reilly R e-books & videos today with code DEAL for "Talk Like a Pirate" day http://shop.oreilly.com/category/deals/r-pirate.do?code=DEAL
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Tableau slams 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.
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Hadley Wickham has just started working on a package to rationalize factors in R https://twitter.com/hadleywickham/status/762763853704761344

https://github.com/hadley/forcats
Experimental package that helps you work with factors: https://github.com/hadley/forcats ( ). What factor frustrations do you have? #rstats · GitHub. hadley/forcats. forcats - Tools for working with categorical variables (factors). View on web. 2:34 PM - 8 Aug 2016. 49 Retweets102 Likes.
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this looks amazing
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If you don't have a good platform/workflow for data wrangling and are interested in point-and-click data manipulation, this might be of interest
The free version handles files up to 100 MB in text, Excel and JSON formats.
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How to use Notebooks in R Markdown: Free RStudio webinar July 27 11 am ET with software engineer Jonathan McPherson https://pages.rstudio.net/Webinar-July27th_Registration.html
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If you've ever been interested in exploring Microsoft's free Power BI platform, may I suggest my new (free) tutorial at Computerworld?
This step-by-step guide, including video, shows you how to analyze a file with more than two million records of U.S. airline flight delays using Microsoft's free Power BI platform.
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It's a great tool, I've been deploying it at a company recently. 
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Leading GIS vendor Esri joins the R Consortium - another example of R's push into the enterprise (and GIS) http://cwrld.us/esRi1 
It's another sign of R's push into the enterprise, as the geospatial analysis vendor joins companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Google.
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The US Census Bureau just released 2015 American Community Survey data this morning. Here's how to pull that data into R:

http://cwrld.us/ACSwithR
Here's how to get data from the just-released 2015 American Community Survey using R.
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10 useful R packages for pulling financial, weather, sports and other publicly available data directly into R http://cwrld.us/RDataPkgs
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.
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KPMG to pay for 50 students to get masters degrees in new data/analytics-focused accounting program launched with Villanova and Ohio State http://bit.ly/2b5zd0p
Newest Innovation in KPMG’s Learning Culture Advances Academic Cooperation
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Command-line nerds rejoice: There's a Linux Bash shell build into the Windows 10 Anniversary Update! More on the newest Windows 10: http://cwrld.us/Win10Anniv
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings incremental improvements in Edge, the Start menu and Windows Ink, among others -- but Cortana haters won't be happy.
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i wonder how micosoft has so much room for so much keyboard, microphone and webcam logs from all windoze-10 users - and i also wonder why are there still so many windoze users after these recurring scandals from them (but i can imagine the average mindset of windoze users, that agreed with eula licensing without reading a line from it... )
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Editor and data specialist
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Online journalism, including writing, editing and coding (HTML, basic CSS, basic JavaScript and jQuery, PHP, MySQL, basic Ruby, R).
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  • Computerworld
    Executive Editor, Online & Data Analytics, present
  • Design News
    News Editor
  • Middlesex News
    Business Editor, High Tech Columnist
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Executive editor, online & data analytics at Computerworld
Introduction

Currently obsessed with improving R skills for data visualization and analysis. 

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Intersection of technology and journalism, R, data visualization & analysis, computer-assisted reporting, photography, travel.



Bragging rights
Honored by the Amateur Radio Association of Bosnia & Herzegovina for work transmitting messages during the 1992-95 war. Set up Fred, "one of the earliest online transmissions of news from a newspaper to its readers" in 1987, and coded my 1st Web site in November 1995, before many major companies had a Web presence.
Education
  • Binghamton University
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Passover's guilty pleasure
articles.baltimoresun.com

When I need to go to a happy place in my head, I invariably wind up at my Bubbe's Sunday night table, which always featured lokshen (noodle)

Most photographed places in the world? I don't think so, CNN
blogs.computerworld.com

This headline on a CNN slideshow is either deliberately misleading or written by an editor who doesn't understand the basics of surveys and

Digital Hub | RSocrata
digital.cityofchicago.org

Find the API Endpoint for each dataset. To use with RSocrata, type: towed.socrata <- read.socrata("http://data.cityofchicago.org/resource/yg

New tech device? Make the most of it
www.computerworld.com

If you got a new smartphone, tablet or computer for the holidays, these Computerworld stories can help you get acquainted with new OSes, fin

The first 3D printed organ -- a liver -- is expected in 2014
www.computerworld.com

Bio-printing companies and academics are finally having success keeping 3D printed human tissue alive long enough to use it for drug develop

13 benchmarking sins
www.computerworld.com

Avoid these benchmarking boners if you want to get useful data from your system tests.

6 useful changes in the new Google Sheets
www.computerworld.com

See some of the new features and functions in Google spreadsheets before deciding whether to upgrade your account.

By the numbers: Twitter vs. Facebook IPOs
www.computerworld.com

Facebook's IPO was considered an early bust while Twitter's has been deemed a success. In terms of orderly market activity, that's without q

Negotiation tips for IT pros
www.computerworld.com

You know what would make your work life better -- stretch assignments, better training, a promotion. Here's how to convince the powers that

Healthcare.gov website 'didn't have a chance in hell'
www.computerworld.com

A majority of large IT projects fail to meet deadlines, go over budgets and don't make their users happy. Such is the case with Healthcare.g

analyze the survey of business owners (sbo) with r
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each year ending in a two or a seven, census bureau employees stow away their eponymous decennial population count to focus on the economic

AccuWeather
market.android.com

NOTE: We have resolved crashes that were occurring in 3.0.5.4 with this latest update. Thanks for your co-operation.Please note: Sunrise and

Charting Skill and Chance in the N.F.L. Draft
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Last week we published an interactive graphic about the N.F.L. draft. Our goal was to show an odd reality: even though N.F.L. teams do tend

Why Boston's Hospitals Were Ready
www.newyorker.com

Explosives used in terror attacks have tended to be three times deadlier than those used in war. Nonetheless, in Boston, they survived.

In New York, 'Sweet Caroline' shows solidarity with Boston Marathon victims
www.wcvb.com

A stadium full of Yankees fans stood arm in arm at the bottom of the third inning in the Bronx, singing along to

ProCapture - Camera & Panorama
market.android.com

Capture photos and panoramas like a pro with the ProCapture camera app.ProCapture adds advanced features to the Android camera experience. M

How America just lost 1 million green(ish) jobs to Europe
www.grist.org

Airbus trumps Boeing when it comes to fuel efficiency. Maybe that's why they racked up $50 billion more in orders at the Paris Air Show.

We Don’t Know Deployment: A 4-Step Remedy | LornaJane
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So here's my problem. We dont know deployment. We work from same copy on one test server through ftp and then upload live on FTP. We hav