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R and Python: Critical Programming Languages to Begin Your Data Science Career
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R and Python: Critical Programming Languages to Begin Your Data Science Career

When it comes to choosing a programming language, people love to debate endlessly on such topics. Should you start with R or Python programming? Why Python is seemingly preferred and not R? Evidently, both R and Python play a significant role in the life of a data science professional. Both programming languages are mandatory and […]

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Why, yes, R is a Fantastic language

As a Python developer, many are surprised to hear me praise the R language, I explain why in this LinkedIn Live feed.

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Data Driven

Catching up with Marck Vaisman

In this DataPoint, I talk with Marck Vaisman, fellow Cloud Solution Architect from DC, about data, the R community in DC, and that “aha moment.” Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv.

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Using an Embedding Matrix on Tabular Data in R
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Using an Embedding Matrix on Tabular Data in R

Here’s an interesting article on how to represent a categorical feature, with 100’s of levels, in a model in R. In this post, we will discuss using an embedding matrix as an alternative to using one-hot encoded categorical features for in modeling. We usually find references to embedding matrices in natural language processing applications but […]

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How to manage R packages in Azure SQL Database with sqlmlutils

Currently, Azure SQL Database has ML Services with R available in preview. In this video, Anna Hoffman gives a brief overview of how you can use an open source package called sqlmlutils to easily connect and add/remove packages to Azure SQL Database. You can find a full example of using R, sqlmlutils, and revoscale in […]

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Exploring R and the Tidyverse Suite
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Exploring R and the Tidyverse Suite

My latest MSDN article is now available. This month, I explore R and the TidyVerse. Loading Data with readr The readr package provides a fast and easy way to read rectangular data files, such as .csv files. It can flexibly parse many types of data files, while handling errors robustly. To get started, create a […]

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What to Expect at Strata This Week
Data Driven

R vs Python – an Unexpected Perspective

In this Data Point, Frank talks about his new found respect for the R language. Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv

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Deep Learning in R with Keras
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Deep Learning in R with Keras

Yes, you read the title correctly. Keras and Deep Learning are not just for Pythonic peoples, R developers can play along, too. Here’s a great article on how to use Keras from R.  This talk introduces you to using Keras from within R, highlighting the packages and supporting tools (and some unique tools) available that […]

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Experts Discuss the 4 Most Important Big Data Programming Languages
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Experts Discuss the 4 Most Important Big Data Programming Languages

Here’s an interesting read on the 4 most important big data programming languages: Python, R, Scala, and Java. While debates over programming languages tend to quickly devolve into shouting matches, this article seems quite level-headed. Programming languages, just like spoken languages, have their own unique structures, formats, and flows. While spoken languages are typically determined by […]

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Data Science R

Exploring Data with R

In my latest column in MSDN Magazine, I explore R and what makes it a powerful and elegant language for exploring and manipulating data. A robust developer community has emerged around R, with the most popular repository for R packages being the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN). CRAN has various packages that cover anything from Bayesian […]

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