Sharon Machlis

Executive Editor, Data & Analytics

Sharon Machlis is Director of Editorial 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.

Useful R functions you might not know

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.

These R packages import sports, weather, stock data and more

These R packages import sports, weather, stock data and more

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.

RStudio cloud service in the works?

RStudio cloud service in the works?

An official RStudio cloud service appears to be under development

Create maps in R in 10 (fairly) easy steps

Create maps in R in 10 (fairly) easy steps

Use the R programming language to turn location-based data into interactive maps

Bonus downloads: How to make color-coded thematic maps in R

These files will help you follow our R language tutorial, "How to create maps with R in 10 (fairly) easy steps."

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

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

Why x=3 doesn't always mean what you think it should, about data types and more.

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.

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