Articles by Carl Howe

Enjoy More Rstudio::global(2021)

January 31, 2021 | Carl Howe

It’s been just over a week since we wrapped up the final session of rstudio::global(2021). This first virtual RStudio conference broke new ground with: A 24-hour conference: RStudio::global ran around the clock with 3 keyno... [Read more...]

rstudio::global(2021) Starts Tomorrow!

January 19, 2021 | Carl Howe

The day you’ve all been waiting for is almost here: rstudio::global(2021) starts tomorrow! This 24-hour virtual event will focus on all things R and RStudio, featuring 50+ speakers from around the world, and it begins at 1600... [Read more...]

Announcing RStudio 1.4

January 18, 2021 | Carl Howe

RStudio is excited to announce that we released RStudio 1.4 today! The many features of RStudio 1.4 will already be familiar to regular readers of this blog. These include: A visual markdown editor that provides improved produc... [Read more...]

Announcing the 2020 R Community Survey

December 10, 2020 | Carl Howe

Net Promoter Score results from the 2019 R Community Survey Today, RStudio is launching our third annual R Community Survey (formerly known as the Learning R Survey) to better understand how and why people learn and use the R lan... [Read more...]

3 Wild-Caught R and Python Applications

July 27, 2020 | Carl Howe

A colleague recently asked me an intriguing question: “Do you know of any good examples of R and Python interoperability being used to solve real-world problems instead of just toy examples?” I had to admit that I hadn’t gone looking for such examples but that I’d see if ... [Read more...]

Interoperability in July

July 6, 2020 | Carl Howe

Photo by Mark Cruz on Unsplash The TIOBE Company just published the July edition of its TIOBE Programming Community Index of programming language popularity. R users will be pleased to see that R is now ranked as the 8th most popular programming language as shown in the screenshot below, having ...
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Equipping Your Data Science Team to Work from Home

May 11, 2020 | Carl Howe

Photo by Djurdjica Boskovic on Unsplash If your data science team experienced an abrupt transition to working at home, it may be a good time to rethink their development tools. In this post, I’ll talk about why laptop-centric data science gets in the way of strong data science teams ...
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Wrangling Unruly Data: The Bane of Every Data Science Team

May 4, 2020 | Carl Howe

There’s an old saying (at least old in data scientist years) that goes, “90% of data science is data wrangling.” This rings particularly true for data science leaders, who watch their data scientists spend days painstakingly picking apart ossified corporate datasets or arcane Excel spreadsheets. Does data science really have ...
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