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How to search Twitter with R

See how to search, filter, and sort tweets using R and the rtweet package. It’s a great way to follow conference hashtags. If you want to follow along with the optional code for creating clickable URL links, make sure to install the...

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Machine learning and AI in action | TECH(talk)

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used even more these days. Listen as InfoWorld’s Serdar Yegulalp and IDG TECHtalk hosts Juliet Beauchamp and Ken Mingis discuss how AI and ML are being used and answer viewers’...

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How to send SMS text messages from R

See how to send a text message directly from an R script with Twilio and the Twilio R package.

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How to use the sf package in R

See how to do GIS calculations in R with this tutorial on finding the ZIP code for a US address.

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Machine learning and AI advancements

The hype around artificial intelligence and machine learning is giving way to real use. Join us as InfoWorld’s Serdar Yegulalp and IDG TECHtalk host Ken Mingis discuss how AI and ML have become easier to put into production, how AI...

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How to merge in R

See how to merge data in R three different ways: with base R’s merge function, dplyr’s family of join functions, and the data.table package.

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A blockchain/IoT combo could reduce food fraud by $131B in five years

Blockchain is gaining ground in the supply chain arena, verifying not only the provenance of goods, but enabling suppliers of meats and produce to verify their origins and ensure regulatory rules are met.

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BlackBerry refreshes its UEM suite, focuses on zero-trust access

BlackBerry's latest version of its flagship Enterprise Mobility Suite is aimed at enabling management of all devices and apps across all vendor platforms.

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How Tableau is fitting into the Salesforce family

Salesforce has been talking up the capabilities of the analytics vendor that it bought last year, but any vision of the future for the combined vendors remains muddy

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Yes, Google's using your healthcare data – and it's not alone

There's a multi-billion dollar industry built around collecting healthcare data and anonymizing it so it can be used for research; it's perfectly legal.

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How to use the dtplyr package

The dtplyr 1.0 package lets you write dplyr R code and access speedy data.table performance. Find out how

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R data.table in 5 minutes

Get a quick look at the R data.table package in this 5-minute tutorial that gives a sample of the package’s speed and power.

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Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization

Here are my go-to R packages -- in a handy searchable table.

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Analysis paralysis

If an ad is served in the forest with no one around …

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How to export to Excel with R

See how to save a data frame from R to Excel – with styling or multiple tabs.

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Why Amazon Care may be the new model for corporate healthcare

Amazon's pilot program for providing healthcare to Seattle-area employees through telemedicine and at-home visits is only the latest in a concerted effort by companies to cut costs and improve care for employees.

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How to get API data with R

No R package for an API you’d like to use? No problem! See how to write your own R code to pull data from an API using API key authentication.

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How to make your own ggplot2 functions

See how easy it is to make your own functions using ggplot2, dplyr, and other tidyverse package functions – without worrying about quoted and unquoted column names! Thanks to the latest version of the rlang package, tidy evaluation is...

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