Sharon Machlis

Executive Editor, Data & Analytics

Sharon Machlis is Director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG, where she works on analyzing data (both for IDG Enterprise Web sites and journalism projects) and in-house editor tools in addition to writing and editing. Her tech interests include data visualization and analysis as well as the intersection of journalism and technology. She holds an Extra class amateur radio license and is currently somewhat obsessed with R. Her book Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism was published in December 2018.

DataCamp CEO steps down indefinitely in wake of 'inappropriate behavior'

Tech calendar 2018-19: Upcoming events of interest to IT pros

This technology-events calendar is sortable and updated weekly to provide details for IT pros interested in learning more about technology and networking with their peers.

Do more with R: Quick interactive HTML tables

Do more with R: Quick interactive HTML tables

See how to create an interactive table with one line of code (and the DT package). Plus, easy customizations

Reshape data in R with the tidyr package

Reshape data in R with the tidyr package

See how the tidyr R package’s gather and spread functions work. Plus a bonus look at labeling in ggplot2 with the directlabels package

These R packages import sports, weather, stock data and more

These R packages import sports, weather, stock data and more

Want to look at salary trends? Check a stock's price history? Look at the performance of your favorite sports team? Here's how to easily pull publicly available data into R.

Create maps in R in 10 (fairly) easy steps

Create maps in R in 10 (fairly) easy steps

Use the R programming language to turn location-based data into interactive maps

U.S. law allows low H-1B wages; just look at Apple

U.S. law allows low H-1B wages; just look at Apple

Apple's a great example of how the H-1B system can work, and where the visa goes wrong.

Power BI to add Premium service; private dashboard is free no more

Power BI to add Premium service; private dashboard is free no more

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a Premium enterprise service for its Power BI data visualization platform.

10 fun tech ads through the years

10 fun tech ads through the years

80 Mbytes of storage for less than $12,000! boasts one ad. In another, a woman in hot pants touts a modem that's "maybe even sexy." These were too much fun not to share.

Facebook releases 'Prophet' -- its free forecasting tools -- for Python and R

Facebook releases 'Prophet' -- its free forecasting tools -- for Python and R

Prophet is aimed specifically at business problems such as computer infrastructure capacity planning.

Trump eyes end to an H-1B system that favors largest outsourcers

Trump eyes end to an H-1B system that favors largest outsourcers

The companies most hurt by the random H-1B distribution system are those that submit only a few applications. Many are smaller firms.

Trump's ban becomes an H-1B fight

Trump's ban becomes an H-1B fight

The U.S. technology industry warned President Donald Trump that his immigration order will hurt the U.S. economy by making it more difficult for businesses to attract overseas workers.

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