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RStudio Connections: The best way to load SQL into R

Structured data is the gold standard to work with.  With a properly setup database, data is easily retrieved and exported out for analysis.  R and other statistical programming languages have the ability to pull directly from these sources.  Back in October 2017, RStudio added a “Connections” tab to natively connect R to outside data sources.  … Continue reading “RStudio Connections: The best way to load SQL into R”

Finance Needs Data Science

Data is everywhere and Data Science is the key to unlocking its power. Anytime you are browsing Amazon or watching the newest show on Netflix, you are generating data ready for analysis. Taking your cell phone with you allows Google to estimate traffic delays. These companies are leveraging Data Science to optimize their businesses. Because … Continue reading “Finance Needs Data Science”

Five Data Visualization Mistakes that Will Make Your Head Explode

A picture is worth a thousand words. We’ve all heard that phrase before and it’s equally true when talking about data visualization.  Data visualization takes loads of numerical data and translates that information into easy to understand pictures.  Well… that’s the idea. Whether at work or reading an article on the internet, there are some graphs out there … Continue reading “Five Data Visualization Mistakes that Will Make Your Head Explode”