Articles by Hong Ooi

AzureQstor: R interface to Azure Queue Storage now on GitHub

May 5, 2020 | Hong Ooi

This post is to announce that the AzureQstor package is now on GitHub. AzureQstor provides an R interface to Azure queue storage, building on the facilities provided by AzureStor. Queue Storage is a service for storing large numbers of messages, for example from automated sensors, that can be accessed remotely ... [Read more...]

foreach 1.5.0 now available on CRAN

March 31, 2020 | Hong Ooi

This post is to announce that version 1.5.0 of the foreach package is now on CRAN. Foreach is an idiom that allows for iterating over elements in a collection, without the use of an explicit loop counter. The foreach package is now more than 10 years old, and is used by nearly 700 ... [Read more...]

Changes in the foreach package

February 11, 2020 | Hong Ooi

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 ... [Read more...]

AzureR updates: AzureStor, AzureVM, AzureGraph, AzureContainers

November 12, 2019 | Hong Ooi

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 ... [Read more...]

AzureR updates: AzureStor, AzureVM, AzureGraph, AzureContainers

November 12, 2019 | Hong Ooi

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 ... [Read more...]

AzureRMR 2.3.0 now on CRAN

November 1, 2019 | Hong Ooi

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 ... [Read more...]

Obtaining tokens with AzureAuth inside a Shiny app

September 17, 2019 | Hong Ooi

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 ... [Read more...]

Obtaining tokens with AzureAuth inside a Shiny app

September 17, 2019 | Hong Ooi

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 ... [Read more...]

AzureR and AzureKeyVault

June 4, 2019 | Hong Ooi

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 ... [Read more...]

Introduction to AzureKusto

May 14, 2019 | Hong Ooi

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::... [Read more...]

Introduction to AzureKusto

May 14, 2019 | Hong Ooi

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::... [Read more...]

Developments in AzureR

February 21, 2019 | Hong Ooi

by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure The AzureR packages have now been on CRAN for a couple of months, so I thought I'd provide an update on developments in the works. First, AAD authentication has been moved into a new package, AzureAuth, so that people who just want ... [Read more...]

AzureStor: an R package for working with Azure storage

December 18, 2018 | Hong Ooi

by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure A few weeks ago, I introduced the AzureR family of packages for working with Azure in R. Since then, I’ve also written articles on how to use AzureRMR to interact with Azure Resource Manager, how to use AzureVM to manage virtual ... [Read more...]

AzureVM: managing virtual machines in Azure

December 3, 2018 | Hong Ooi

This is the next article in my series on AzureR, a family of packages for working with Azure in R. I’ll give a short introduction on how to use AzureVM to manage Azure virtual machines, and in particular Data Science Virtual Machines (DSVMs). Creating a VM Creating a VM ... [Read more...]

AzureRMR: an R interface to Azure Resource Manager

November 26, 2018 | Hong Ooi

In a previous article I announced AzureR, a new family of packages for working with Azure from R. This article goes into more detail on how you can use AzureRMR, the base package of the AzureR family, to manage resources with Azure Resource Manager. Before you begin The first thing ...
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AzureR: R packages to control Azure services

November 8, 2018 | Hong Ooi

by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure This post is to announce a new family of packages we have developed as part of the CloudyR project for talking to Azure from R: AzureR. As background, some of you may remember the AzureSMR package, which was written a few years ... [Read more...]

Announcing dplyrXdf 1.0

October 9, 2017 | Hong Ooi

I’m delighted to announce the release of version 1.0.0 of the dplyrXdf package. dplyrXdf began as a simple (relatively speaking) backend to dplyr for Microsoft Machine Learning Server/Microsoft R Server’s Xdf file format, but has now become a broader suite of tools to ease working with Xdf files. ... [Read more...]
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