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Using the R Package Profvis on a Linear Model

March 2, 2019
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Using the R Package Profvis on a Linear Model

Not all data scientists were computer scientists who discovered their exceptional data literacy skills. They come from all walks of life, and sometimes that can mean optimizing for data structures and performance isn’t the top priority. That’s perfectly fine! There may come a time where you find yourself executing a chunk of code and consciously … Continue reading Using...

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Query Azure Cosmos DB in R

February 23, 2019
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It’s 2019, and your company has chosen to store data in Cosmos DB, the world’s most versatile and powerful database format, because they’re all-in on cloud native architectures. You’re excited! This means you’re working with an ultra low latency, planet-scale data source! Just one problem: your codebase is R, and connecting to retrieve the data … Continue reading Query...

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When to Use M or R in Power BI

January 3, 2019
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Recently, I was working on a large assignment involving complex data manipulation inside Power BI when a co-worker asked me a question I’m no stranger to: “Why are you doing that in M? Why not use R?” I stammered through a few reasons until they felt comfortable, but ultimately left with the question still in … Continue reading When...

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Sentiment Analysis in Power BI with Microsoft Cognitive Services

April 8, 2018
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Sentiment Analysis in Power BI with Microsoft Cognitive Services

Today, we’re going to combine 2 powerful Microsoft tools into one analysis: Cognitive Services, and Power BI. If you’re like me, you’re already doing your data analysis in Power BI. Similarly, you’re using Cognitive Services as your artificial intelligence multi-tool. But somehow, there isn’t a button in Power BI to “retrieve sentiment” for text, to … Continue reading Sentiment...

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Retrieve data.world data sets in Power BI using R

February 10, 2018
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Retrieve data.world data sets in Power BI using R

data.world is a website promising “open, secure, social, and linked” data sets. Using external data sets is a great way to … Continue reading Retrieve...

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