Day: May 29, 2020

How to run R scripts as RStudio local background jobs

Hi. I’m Sharon Machlis at IDG Communications, here with Episode 48 of Do More With R: Run lengthy R tasks as local background jobs.

Have a script that’s gonna to take awhile to run? Here’s a quick tip: You can run it in your current RStudio project as a background job, so it doesn’t tie up the R console in your working project. Here’s how.

Instead of sourcing this script the usual way, see what happens when I click the source drop-down menu. There’s an option “Source as a Local Job.”

Now I can run this as a local background

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Iconscout can bring new life to any web design project

TLDR: A two-year subscription to an Iconscout Unlimited Icons Plan gives you access to more than 2 million royalty-free icons to use in any of your web design projects.

In one quick glance, you get it. That’s the whole purpose of an icon. If your eye can scan across a screen, find a simple recognizable symbol and instantly understand why it’s there and what it means, then your icon has done its job.

Icons are key signposts pointing users to what’s important in your web page or app. Rather than having to craft each one from scratch, Iconscout takes out

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3 cloud security mistakes you’re likely making without knowing

Those hastily moving to post-pandemic cloud-based platforms are likely to make some major security mistakes, depending on how fast they are moving. Why? This is new to most of them, there are few known best practices for cloud security, and humans get overwhelmed with the tasks of securely moving to the cloud quickly.

I’ve put together a short list of some of the security mistakes I see as enterprises rush to the cloud.

Mistake 1: Not gathering and reacting to operational security data in real time.

The notion of SIEM (security information and event management) means gathering operational security data

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