Sharon Machlis

Executive Editor, Data & Analytics

Sharon Machlis is Executive Editor, Data & Analytics at IDG, where she works on analyzing data (both for IDG Enterprise Web sites and journalism projects) and in-house editor tools in addition to writing and editing. Her tech interests include data visualization and analysis as well as the intersection of journalism and technology. She holds an Extra class amateur radio license and is currently somewhat obsessed with R.

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

Beginner's guide to R: Painless data visualization

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

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

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.

R Consortium survey seeks input from R users

R Consortium survey seeks input from R users

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

6 useful R functions you might not know

6 useful R functions you might not know

One of the best way to find cool, new-to-you R code is to see what other useRs have uncovered. So, I'm sharing a few of mine.

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

22 free tools for data visualization and analysis

22 free tools for data visualization and analysis

Make your data sing. We look at 22 free tools that will help you use visualization and analysis to turn your data into informative, engaging graphics.

U.S. law allows low H-1B wages; just look at Apple

U.S. law allows low H-1B wages; just look at Apple

Apple's a great example of how the H-1B system can work, and where the visa goes wrong.

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

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.

How to create an automatically updating Google spreadsheet

How to create an automatically updating Google spreadsheet

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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