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Analytics at the Speed of Business: Beyond Self-Integration

With operating divisions and management demanding more and broader analytics to truly understand the state of the business, IT teams must provide the infrastructure that can support these much larger workloads. But IT must do so...

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Expanding Analytic Workloads Demand New IT Infrastructure

Is there any doubt that the use of analytics is taking off? According to Dresner Advisory Services, 53% of companies are currently using big data analytics, up from just 17% three years ago. And in a recent book published by the...


R tip: Write your own RStudio addins

This RStudio Addins tutorial shows step by step how to create an addin for the RStudio IDE


R tip: Creating color-coded calendars

See how well you’re achieving daily goals with a color-coded calendar made in R


R tip: Addins and keyboard shortcuts

Discover an easy way to use key-value pairs in R


R tip: Quick lookup tables with named vectors

Learn an easy method to use key-value pairs in R

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3 types of IoT platform analytics

Enterprises rely on 3 types of IoT analytics from their selected IoT platforms. By testing multiple IoT platforms, an enterprise can identify best-in-class analytics capabilities.


R tip: Keep passwords and tokens secure with the keyring package

Learn how to store credentials in an encrypted, secure keyring within R

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7 secrets to predictive analytics success

How to forecast the future with accuracy and confidence.


R tip: Sparklines in HTML tables

Learn how to add sparklines to HTML tables in R with the DT and sparkline packages


R tip: Quick Interactive Tables

See how to create an interactive HTML table with one line of code. Plus, plenty of customizations

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R tip: Drag-and-drop ggplot

See how the new graphical user interface for ggplot2 works, thanks to the esquisse R package

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R tip: Reshape data with tidyr

See how the tidyr R package’s gather and spread functions work. Plus a bonus look at labeling in ggplot2

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R tip: Schedule R scripts on a Mac

Learn how to run R scripts from the Mac command line. Then, see how to schedule R scripts with cron jobs and the cronR package.

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R tip: R Markdown tutorial

In this 10th episode of Do More with R, learn how to create HTML, Word docs, PowerPoint presentations, and more that combine text, graphics, and R code

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R tip: Access nested list items with purrr

In this ninth episode of Do More with R, learn how to easily access and modify nested list items with the purrr package’s modify_depth function

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Analytics are the key to network uptime, but are they enough?

In data-intensive WiFi environments, artificial intelligence and machine learning are emerging as essential tools for ensuring stable, secure connectivity.

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R tip: Animations in R

In this eighth episode of Do More with R, learn how to animate data over time with R and the gganimate and ggplot2 packages.

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