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How to create tables in R with expandable rows

Interactive tables with searching and sorting can be a nice way of exploring data. And sometimes, you might want to share that data with other people — including text-only data like a list of Do More With R video tutorials.

But when that data includes a column with fairly long entries, that column may not fit well in a table the width of your screen. This can be especially tricky when not every row includes the very-wide column. For example, a table of questionnaire results where one field is “Do you have any additional comments?” Not everyone may.

That’s

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How to create R tables with expandable rows

Hi. I’m Sharon Machlis at IDG Communications, here with Episode 47 of Do More With R: Interactive tables with expandable rows.

Interactive tables with sorting and filters can be a nice way of exploring data. And sometimes, you might want to share that with other people – including text-only data like recipes, resource lists, or a chart of popular R packages.

But when that data includes a column with fairly long entries, that column may not fit well in a table the width of your screen. This can be especially tricky to display when not every row includes the very-wide

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The Internet of things in 2020: More vital than ever

If you work in IT, you’re probably safely ensconced at home right now, clinging to your laptop at the edge of your company’s network. The shift from office to home has been momentous. But it’s also symbolic of a larger trend: The network edge has become as important as the network core. Remote workers aside, the IoT (internet of things) is the biggest reason why the edge has become so crucial.

According to Gartner, a crazy variety of some 21 billion connected “things” are at this moment collecting data and performing all sorts of tasks. The majority are consumer devices,

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Spell machine learning platform goes on-prem

Spell, an end-to-end platform for machine learning and deep learning—covering data prep, training, deployment, and management—has announced Spell for Private Machines, a new version of its system that can be deployed on your own hardware as well as on cloud resources.

Spell was founded by Serkan Piantino, former director of engineering at Facebook and founder of Facebook’s AI Research group. Spell allows teams to create reproducible machine learning systems that incorporate familiar tools such as Jupyter notebooks and that leverage cloud-hosted GPU compute instances.

Spell emphasizes ease of use. For example, hyperparameter optimization for an experiment is a

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IBM’s new CEO lays out his roadmap

Newly appointed IBM CEO Arvind Krishna helmed his first IBM Think conference this week—via streaming video, due to the ongoing global pandemic. In his keynote, he took the opportunity to reassert his belief that “hybrid cloud and AI are the two dominant forces driving digital transformation today.”

Unsurpisingly, many of the subsequent announcements at the conference hinged on hybrid cloud, enabled in large part by IBM’s $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat in 2018.

Take the technical preview of IBM Cloud Satellite. This product “extends cloud services to anywhere a client needs them, as-a-service, on-premises or at the

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Splunk Cloud comes to Google Cloud

Splunk Cloud, the cloud-based implementation of Splunk’s logging and analysis services, will soon be made available on Google Cloud.

A joint announcement from Splunk and Google indicates that Splunk Cloud will be natively integrated with key components of Google Cloud’s mananagement toolset:

Splunk Cloud will support data collection from native cloud, hybrid, and multicloud environments. The data Splunk Cloud will collect includes conventional generated events, logs, and performance metrics, but also billing data. 

Also planned is Google Cloud integration with Splunk Phantom, Splunk’s security orchestration and automation system. Google Vault, G Suite, G Suite for Gmail, Safe

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