Community, Data Science

Issues and Resolutions in starting R and R Server on SQL Server 2017

I am helping some people learn Data Science and we are having a ton of fun! There are lots of things to remember. So I am noting things here, in case I forget! We noted the following error message, when we saw that R was not running on our SQL Server 2017 install: 'sp_execute_external_script' is… Continue reading Issues and Resolutions in starting R and R Server on SQL Server 2017

Data Science, Thought Leadership

Book Review: Grokking Algorithms: An Illustrated Guide For Programmers and Other Curious People

Grokking Algorithms An Illustrated Guide For Programmers and Other Curious People by Aditya Y. Bhargava My rating: 5 of 5 stars I've just finished reading the Manning book called Grokking Algorithms An Illustrated Guide For Programmers and Other Curious People This is a very readable book, with great diagrams and a very visual style. I… Continue reading Book Review: Grokking Algorithms: An Illustrated Guide For Programmers and Other Curious People

Business Analytics, Community, Data Science, Data Visualisation, PASS BA Conference, SQLServerPedia Syndication

PASS Business Analytics Day, Jan 11, Chicago

PASS’ first Business Analytics Day, which will be held in Chicago on January 11, 2017. You can choose one of two full-day, in-depth sessions for $595: In-Database Analytics with R and SQL Server 2016 and Mastering Power BI Solutions. These are unique learning opportunities to get more advanced in R or data visualization with Power BI. And as… Continue reading PASS Business Analytics Day, Jan 11, Chicago

Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Science

Learning pathway for SQL Server 2016 and R Part 2: Divided by a Common Language

Britain has "really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language." Said Oscar Wilde, in the Centerville Ghost (1887) whilst George Bernard Shaw is quoted as saying that the "The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language." There are similarities and differences between SQL and R, which… Continue reading Learning pathway for SQL Server 2016 and R Part 2: Divided by a Common Language

Community, Data Science, SQLServerPedia Syndication

Learning pathway for SQL Server 2016 and R Part 1: Installation and configuration

Jargogled is an archaic word for getting confused or mixed up. I'm aware that there are lots of SQL Server folks out there, who are desperate to learn R, but might be jaRgogled by R. Now that R is in SQL Server, it seems like the perfect opportunity to start a new blog series to help people to… Continue reading Learning pathway for SQL Server 2016 and R Part 1: Installation and configuration

Business Analytics, Data Science, Jen's Diary, PASS Board of Directors

Jen’s Diary: What does Microsoft’s recent acquisitions of Revolution Analytics mean for PASS?

Caveat: This blog does not represent the views of PASS or the PASS Board. These opinions are solely mine. The world of data and analytics keeps heating up. Tableau, for example, keeps growing and winning. In fact, Tableau continues to grow total and licence revenue 75% year over year, with its total revenue grew to $142.9… Continue reading Jen’s Diary: What does Microsoft’s recent acquisitions of Revolution Analytics mean for PASS?