Quick hands-on: Tableau adds shapefile, KML & GeoJSON imports for custom maps

Quick hands-on: Tableau adds shapefile, KML & GeoJSON imports for custom maps

You can now use your own geospatial files to create custom choropleth maps in Tableau.

03/17/17

Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization

Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization

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

03/13/17

Esri to kick off GIS DevSummit with live stream, new resources

Esri to kick off GIS DevSummit with live stream, new resources

The conference is aimed at developers who want to do robust geographical analysis and add geospatial capabilities to their apps.

03/06/17

Mapping in R just got a whole lot easier

Mapping in R just got a whole lot easier

Thanks to the R simple features project and packages like tmaps that support it, choropleth maps are now a breeze to create with R. I'll walk you through mapping median U.S. wages for IT managers. And don't miss the last step: A tiny...

03/03/17

Best tips & takeaways from RStudio Conference

Best tips & takeaways from RStudio Conference

I'll be sharing the most interesting things I hear, see and learn at this week's big R event.

01/15/17

What's up with RStudio's 2 high-profile hires?

What's up with RStudio's 2 high-profile hires?

I talk to Chief Scientist and R 'tidyverse' guru Hadley Wickham to find out.

11/30/16

Election night: Whoa, was I was wrong

Election night: Whoa, was I was wrong

Data seemed so clearly pointing to one result in last night's presidential election. But it wasn't.

11/09/16

R resources for Election Night

R resources for Election Night

Want to geek out with data as the returns come in? Here are some ideas.

11/08/16

Why I won't be in suspense this presidential election night (in tweets)

Why I won't be in suspense this presidential election night (in tweets)

I'm with Sam Wang: There's drama, and then there's data.

11/07/16

Microsoft adds R data visualizations without R to Power BI

Microsoft adds R data visualizations without R to Power BI

You can now use some R visuals without actually knowing R

11/02/16

Political data reporting malpractice

Political data reporting malpractice

The only Presidential polling that matters is the Electoral College. But that's not what's being reported in too many media stories in an effort to hype a race as being close.

11/01/16

MicroStrategy Desktop BI software now free

MicroStrategy Desktop BI software now free

Today's announcement adds to the no-cost self-service BI landscape that include Tableau Public, Microsoft Power BI and some versions of Qlik, among others.

10/17/16

Google Sheets Explore: A work in progress

Google Sheets Explore: A work in progress

I take Google Sheets' new natural-language queries for a test drive. Here's what I found.

09/30/16

IBM, Cloudera join RStudio to create R interface to Apache Spark

IBM, Cloudera join RStudio to create R interface to Apache Spark

R users can now use the popular dplyr package to tap into Apache Spark big data.

09/28/16

Esri joins the R Consortium

Esri joins the R Consortium

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.

09/26/16

How to download new Census data with R

How to download new Census data with R

Here's how to get data from the just-released 2015 American Community Survey using R.

09/15/16

Bottlenose aims to automate data science tasks

Bottlenose aims to automate data science tasks

Its Nerve Center 3 product targets the mid-range of the market

09/13/16

Qlik to add R, Python support

Qlik to add R, Python support

Qlik will be adding R and Python integration to its data analysis tool later this month, continuing a BI trend to use scripting languages to bulk up the power of drag-and-drop platforms.

09/08/16

Feds seek help in analyzing traffic death spike

Feds seek help in analyzing traffic death spike

If you've got data skills, the US government hopes you'll pitch in to help figure out why more people were killed in traffic accidents last year than in any of the prior six.

08/30/16

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

Load More