Articles by Hong Ooi

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...]

dplyrXdf 0.10.0 beta prerelease

August 10, 2017 | Hong Ooi

I’m happy to announce that version 0.10.0 beta of the dplyrXdf package is now available. You can get it from Github: install_github("RevolutionAnalytics/dplyrXdf", build_vignettes=FALSE) This is a major update to dplyrXdf that adds the following features: Support for the tidyeval framework that powers the latest version ... [Read more...]

dplyrXdf 0.90 now available

December 6, 2016 | Hong Ooi

by Hong Ooi, Sr. Data Scientist, Microsoft Version 0.90 of the dplyrXdf package has just been released. dplyrXdf is a package that brings dplyr pipelines and data transformation verbs to Microsoft R Server’s xdf files. This version includes several changes, mostly to address performance and efficiency concerns, which I’ll ... [Read more...]

Introducing the dplyrXdf package

October 20, 2015 | Hong Ooi

The dplyr package is a popular toolkit for data transformation and manipulation. Over the last year and a half, dplyr has become a hot topic in the R community, for the way in which it streamlines and simplifies many common data manipulation tasks. Out of the box, dplyr supports data ... [Read more...]
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