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6 steps for building a robust incident response plan

While a lot of energy is put it into avoiding security breaches, it’s not always possible. A solid incident response plan can restrict damage, reduce recovery time and limit the associated costs.

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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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What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation

More CIOS are turning to robotic process automation to eliminate tedious tasks, freeing corporate workers to focus on higher value work. But RPA requires proper design, planning and governance if it's to bolster the business, experts...

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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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Linux tip: How to use the lsblk command

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at the lsblk command, which provides useful information on block devices.

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Linux tip: How to use the apropos command

In today’s Linux tip, we look at the apropos command – a command that helps you locate and identify commands even when you can’t remember their names.

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Linux tip: How to use the dstat command

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at the dstat command that provides important information on system resources — notably CPU usage, disk activity, network traffic, paging and system internals (interrupts and context switches)....

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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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Linux tip: How to use pipes

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at pipes, which take the output of the command on the left side and pass it to the command on the right to use as input.

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Linux tip: How to use the od command

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at the od command, which allows you to look at the content of files.

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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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Linux tip: How to use the find command

In today’s Linux tip, we look at the find command – a tool that will prove very useful when you’re trying to locate a file or set of files based on almost any criteria.

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2-Minute Linux Tip: How to use the top command

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at top – a favorite tool for examining performance on a Linux system. Want to pinpoint why your Linux system is running slowly? Top can shed a lot of light on that.

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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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