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6 tools that make data science easier

New tools are bundling data cleanup, drag-and-drop programming, and the cloud to help anyone comfortable with a spreadsheet to leverage the power of data science.

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5 ways IBM Cognos Analytics is transforming business

IBM's Cognos Analytics has integrated the artificial intelligence capabilities of IBM Watson Analytics. Here’s how five organizations are using Cognos Analytics to transform their operations.

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The 12 dark secrets of data science

From hidden costs to highly suspect conclusions, data science is not without its detractions and limitations — despite the ongoing hype.

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Anheuser-Busch taps single source for data analytics

The world’s largest brewing giant has a new data management strategy, the main ingredients of which are a single source for data and the cloud.

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Culture key to data-driven transformation at Jefferson Health

When Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health set out create the data-driven health system of the future, its efforts didn't kick into high gear until it figured out how to transform its culture.

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For Ginnie Mae, data analytics lends disaster relief

Disastrous hurricanes in 2017 spurred the Government National Mortgage Association to develop an analytics dashboard to mitigate loss exposure and forecast the financial impact of future disasters.

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Make your company’s data work harder for you

Rethinking how your company’s activities generate data and focusing on its application to business processes might release hidden sources of value. Enterprises across a range of sectors are forging ahead of their competitors through...

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The age of the citizen data scientist has arrived

Software tools are empowering business analysts to generate analytical models and insights without the help of software engineers and data-munging experts.

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What is a data artist? A role for drawing IT and business together

Data artists bridge the gap between business and IT by creating data visualizations that can be quickly understood by business leaders to help accelerate decision-making.

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Figures lie. Liars figure

Presenting your IT results in ways which lead to the conclusion you desire.

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These 3 types of customer data platforms are not one and the same

A true customer data platform must integrate data from across functional and channel-specific silos into a single customer view that is accessible in real-time.

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R tip: Access nested list items with purrr

In this ninth episode of Do More with R, learn how to easily access and modify nested list items with the purrr package’s modify_depth function

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R tip: Animations in R

In this eighth episode of Do More with R, learn how to animate data over time with R and the gganimate and ggplot2 packages.

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R tip: Create maps in R

In this seventh episode of Do More with R, learn how to create maps in R—it’s easier than you think, thanks to new and updated packages like sf, tmap, and ggplot2

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R tip: Iterate with purrr's map_df function

In this sixth episode of Do More with R, learn how to apply a function to a vector of values and return a data frame

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R tip: Save time with RStudio code snippets

In this fifth episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how code snippets work in RStudio—and how you can make your own

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R tip: Easy dashboards with flexdashboard

In this fourth episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how to create dashboards in the R language with the flexdashboard package.

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Reality check: the complexities of mapping the world in 2018

Although it’s widely believed that high-quality data is readily available and accessible, that is not always the case – it is more common, however, in regions with three common attributes. Dan Adams, Vice President of Data Product...

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