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Changes in the foreach package

February 11, 2020
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by Hong Ooi, Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft and maintainer of the foreach package This post is to announce some new and upcoming changes in the foreach package. First, foreach can now be found on GitHub! The repository is at https://github.com/RevolutionAnalytics/foreach, replacing its old home on R-Forge. Right now the repo hosts both the foreach and iterators packages, but...

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AzureR updates: AzureStor, AzureVM, AzureGraph, AzureContainers

November 12, 2019
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Some major updates to AzureR packages this week! As well as last week's AzureRMR update, there are changes to AzureStor, AzureVM, AzureGraph and AzureContainers. All of these are live on CRAN. AzureStor 3.0.0 There are substantial enhancements to multiple-file transfers (up and down). You can supply a vector of pathnames to storage_upload/download as the source and destination arguments. Alternatively...

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AzureR updates: AzureStor, AzureVM, AzureGraph, AzureContainers

November 12, 2019
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Some major updates to AzureR packages this week! As well as last week's AzureRMR update, there are changes to AzureStor, AzureVM, AzureGraph and AzureContainers. All of these are live on CRAN. AzureStor 3.0.0 There are substantial enhancements to multiple-file transfers (up and down). You can supply a vector of pathnames to storage_upload/download as the source and destination arguments. Alternatively...

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AzureRMR 2.3.0 now on CRAN

November 1, 2019
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This post is to announce that the latest update to AzureRMR is now available on CRAN. Version 2.3.0 brings several changes to make life easier when managing resources in Azure. New in this version is a facility for parallelising connections to Azure, using a pool of background processes. Some operations, such as downloading many small files or interacting with...

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Obtaining tokens with AzureAuth inside a Shiny app

September 17, 2019
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by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure As of version 1.2.0 (released to CRAN late last month), it’s possible to use the AzureAuth package to login interactively to Azure from within a Shiny webapp. Because a Shiny app has separate UI and server components, some changes had to be made to the interactive authentication flows. In particular, the...

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Obtaining tokens with AzureAuth inside a Shiny app

September 17, 2019
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by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure As of version 1.2.0 (released to CRAN late last month), it’s possible to use the AzureAuth package to login interactively to Azure from within a Shiny webapp. Because a Shiny app has separate UI and server components, some changes had to be made to the interactive authentication flows. In particular, the...

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AzureVM update: flexible and powerful deployment and management of VMs in Azure

June 19, 2019
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by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure I'm happy to announce version 2.0 of AzureVM, a package for deploying and managing virtual machines in Azure. This is a complete rewrite of the package, with the objective of making it a truly generic and flexible tool for working with VMs and VM scale sets (clusters). AzureVM 1.0 was a...

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AzureR and AzureKeyVault

June 4, 2019
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by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure Just a couple of announcements regarding my family of packages for working with Azure from R. First, the packages have moved from the cloudyr org on GitHub to the Azure org, thus making them "official". A (rather spartan) homepage is here, containing links to the individual repos: https://github.com/Azure/AzureR The cloudyr repos...

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Introduction to AzureKusto

May 14, 2019
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By Hong Ooi and Alex Kyllo This post is to announce the availability of AzureKusto, the R interface to Azure Data Explorer (internally codenamed “Kusto”), a fast, fully managed data analytics service from Microsoft. It is available from CRAN, or you can install the development version from GitHub via devtools::install_github("cloudyr/AzureKusto"). AzureKusto provides an interface (including DBI compliant methods for...

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Introduction to AzureKusto

May 14, 2019
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By Hong Ooi and Alex Kyllo This post is to announce the availability of AzureKusto, the R interface to Azure Data Explorer (internally codenamed “Kusto”), a fast, fully managed data analytics service from Microsoft. It is available from CRAN, or you can install the development version from GitHub via devtools::install_github("cloudyr/AzureKusto"). AzureKusto provides an interface (including DBI compliant methods for...

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