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. Her book Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism was published in December 2018.

Easier ggplot with the ggeasy R package

R data.table symbols and operators you should know

R data.table symbols and operators you should know

Make your R data.table code more efficient and elegant with these special symbols and operators. Plus, learn about the new fcase() function

RStudio Conference 2020 videos you don’t want to miss

RStudio Conference 2020 videos you don’t want to miss

You can watch dozens of must-see RStudio Conference videos online. Don't know where to start? Let us help

Add color to your ggplot2 text in R

Add color to your ggplot2 text in R

See how to style the headlines and axis text in your ggplot graphs with the ggtext package for R

How to get RStudio Conference 2020 workshop materials free online

How to get RStudio Conference 2020 workshop materials free online

Topics include machine learning, geospatial analysis, time series, visualizations, interactive apps, and much more

RStudio restructures to focus on ‘public benefit’

RStudio restructures to focus on ‘public benefit’

The company behind open source R programming tools has restructured to better address the needs of users and the R community

Create a Shiny app to search Twitter with rtweet and R

Create a Shiny app to search Twitter with rtweet and R

See how to create an interactive Shiny web application to search, sort, and track tweets with a specific hashtag

How to merge data in R using R merge, dplyr, or data.table

How to merge data in R using R merge, dplyr, or data.table

See how to join two data sets by one or more common columns using base R’s merge function, dplyr join functions, and the speedy data.table package

DataCamp CEO steps down indefinitely in wake of 'inappropriate behavior'

DataCamp CEO steps down indefinitely in wake of 'inappropriate behavior'

Following an uproar in the R community over what was seen as an inadequate response by the company — including increasing calls to avoid the platform — the CEO and its board spoke out today.

4 data wrangling tasks in R for advanced beginners

4 data wrangling tasks in R for advanced beginners

R is mighty, but it can be complex for data tasks. Learn how to get summaries, sort and do other tasks with relative ease. (Now updated with dplyr examples.)

Tech calendar 2018-19: Upcoming events of interest to IT pros

This technology-events calendar is sortable and updated weekly to provide details for IT pros interested in learning more about technology and networking with their peers.

Do more with R: Quick interactive HTML tables

Do more with R: Quick interactive HTML tables

See how to create an interactive table with one line of code (and the DT package). Plus, easy customizations

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