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

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

Jen's Diary

Jen’s Diary: Overcoming the Power of Feathers through Action

I'm sorry I haven't kept this diary up to date: I've been at SQLBits, SQLPass Nordic, Data Culture events, and other community gatherings. I've also had dental surgery, involving the removal of two teeth and the removal of someĀ of my lower jaw. I haven't been very happy, needless to say. As always, I don't represent… Continue reading Jen’s Diary: Overcoming the Power of Feathers through Action

Data Science

Data Science VC follow up: Intro to R and Statistics for the Rookie Part 1

I've decided to hold a five week introductory statistics and R course. Here, I am sharing the slide deck and the code. The video will go up on our YouTube Data Science Virtual Chapter channel, which is accessible from here. In the first week, we talked about the relationship between statistics and data visualisation, and… Continue reading Data Science VC follow up: Intro to R and Statistics for the Rookie Part 1