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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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+Sharon Machlis I personally value their focus on data quality and metadata which are hot topics within data analysis field, especially in business domain. That said, I can perfectly see your point. Thank you again for this useful resource.
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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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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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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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Garrett Grolemund's presentation for the R flexdashboard webinar is already posted on GitHub - RStudio says they'll be posting the webinar for on-demand viewing soon Update: Webinar now available for viewing: https://www.rstudio.com/resources/webinars/
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Update: the webinar is now posted for on-demand viewing +Jake Tolbert https://www.rstudio.com/resources/webinars/
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50% off O'Reilly R ebooks & videos this week with code WKEFRP http://oreil.ly/1TXOC3d
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It's available (at this point in time) on the bookdown.org site https://bookdown.org/csgillespie/efficientR/. A pdf can be downloaded from the header menu. 
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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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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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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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Hadley Wickham's talk at useR 2016 is today (Wednesday) at 9 am Pacific time / noon Eastern time. He says he'll "tell you a little bit about what I've been working on instead (data ingest, purrr, multiple models, ...) and tell you my plans for the future of ggvis. The goal is for 2016 to be the year of ggvis, and I'm going to be putting a lot of time into ggvis until it's a clear replacement for ggplot2. I'll talk about some of the new packages that will make this possible (including ggstat, ggeom, and gglayout), and how this work is also going to improve ggplot2." I expect it will be available on the conference livestream at https://aka.ms/user2016conference
USER! 2016 conference at Stanford University in California. The annual useR! conference is the main meeting of the international R user and developer community. Its program consists of both invited and user-contributed presentations. Microsoft. ©2016 Microsoft. Production Studios.
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It really wasn't awful. Needed moar banjo, but I've heard a LOT worse. :)
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Looking for a job, tech professional? Here are 100 great places to work in IT: http://www.computerworld.com/category/bestplaces2016
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My Advanced Beginner's Guide to R is out! 72-page PDF on data wrangling, maps, basic dataviz with ggplot2 & more. Free registration required - but if you register & download it, you'll help me convince my boss that I should spend time writing more about R :-) http://cwrld.us/RGuide2
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+Kwan Lowe Thanks!
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Executive editor, online & data analytics at Computerworld
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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.
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    Executive Editor, Online & Data Analytics, present
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