R with Power BI: Import, Transform, Visualize and Share

August 25, 2016
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(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Power BI, Microsoft's data visualization and reporting platform, has made great strides in the past year integrating the R language. This Computerworld article describes the recent advances with Power BI and R. In short, you can:

Power BI capabilities

Power BI desktop is completely free to download and use, and includes all the features you need to create visualizations, reports and dashboards. (Publishing to Power BI online requires a subscription, though.) Power BI desktop and R are both included in the Data Science Virtual Machine, so that's another easy way to get started.

Sharon Laivand from the Power BI engineering team recently gave a webinar showcasing the capabilities of Power BI and R. Fast-forward to the 29-minute mark to see how to create a report incorporating R-based calculations and graphics, and then share it with others (even people who don't have R installed!) using Power BI online. 

For more information about Power BI, visit powerbi.microsoft.com.

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