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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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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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R tip: Create maps in R

In this seventh episode of Do More with R, learn how to create maps in R—it’s easier than you think, thanks to new and updated packages like sf, tmap, and ggplot2

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R tip: Iterate with purrr's map_df function

In this sixth episode of Do More with R, learn how to apply a function to a vector of values and return a data frame

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9 ways to get more value from business intelligence in 2018

Improved customer relations, increased employee productivity, new revenue streams — big benefits await those who breathe new life into their business intelligence strategies.

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R tip: Save time with RStudio code snippets

In this fifth episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how code snippets work in RStudio—and how you can make your own

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R tip: Easy dashboards with flexdashboard

In this fourth episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how to create dashboards in the R language with the flexdashboard package.

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R tip: Test your code with testthat

In this episode of Do More with R, learn how to automate testing your R functions with Hadley Wickham’s testthat package.

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R tip: Learn dplyr’s case_when() function

In this second episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how dplyr's case_when() function helps avoid a lot of nested ifelse statements

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R tip: How to create easy interactive scatter plots with taucharts

In this first episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, demonstrates how easy it is to use the R language to create an interactive scatter plot with multiple trendline...

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The biggest security startup deals of 2018 (so far)

Recent VC investment in cybersecurity has tended to favor companies applying machine learning techniques to security problems. Here are some of the largest dealmakers that will be bringing you the next wave of security technology.

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Redefining mission critical systems in the world of analytics-driven security

How should security operations determine what systems require the most attention?

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7 keys to a successful business intelligence strategy

BI success requires more than just a strong technology platform. It takes laser focus on processes and personnel — and a business-first approach to gaining insights from data.

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GDPR is more important than ever: The Cambridge Analytica-Facebook meltdown

Why its critical – existential in fact – for us to do our own “analytica” in this day and age.

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Leveraging analytics to improve security

Turn big data analytics to provide insight into everything going on within an environment.

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Is your defensive security data-driven?

Data-driven defense uses an organization's own data to identify and mitigate the most important threats. Sounds good, but adoption will be met with resistance.

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New Orleans alleged to have secretly used Palantir predictive policing

The New Orleans Police Department is accused of secretly using Palantir's predictive policing technology to predict who would cause a crime or be a victim of it.

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Model-driven security: using unconventional controls to stay ahead of threats

We need to get out of our own way in terms of how we think about and implement security, while enlisting analytics and data science as our allies.

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Security metrics: telling your value story

Security leaders must understand metrics as critical tools to explain how security services support the organization and its strategic objectives.

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