Sharon Machlis

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About Sharon Machlis

Sharon is an award-winning journalist and data analyst who is equally at home analyzing data, coding tools for journalists, and covering technology. She is currently director of editorial data & analytics at Foundry (an IDG Inc. company), which publishes tech Web sites including Computerworld, CIO, PCWorld, and Macworld; and author of InfoWorld's Do More With R series .

Her book, Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism, is available from publisher CRC Press and Amazon (you can see Six chapters free online).

Sharon is well known in the R community. She has taught workshops at ProPublica, and Investigative Reporters and Editors conferences and keynoted the 2020 European R User Meeting.

Sharon received an ASBPE national gold award for impact/investigative online excellence (see story) and two ASBPE national golds for best how-to article (see 2014 and 2017 winners) She was also named the Digital Analytics Association's top practitioner in 2021 for her work analyzing data at her job and in her community.

Sharon holds an Extra-class ham radio license and was honored by the Association of Radio Amateurs of Bosnia & Herzegovina "for extraordinary contribution to transmitting humanitarian messages of the citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina" during the 1992-95 war.

Sharon's other hobbies include photography, travel, hiking, snowshoeing, crocheting, and classical piano. And, she's somewhat obsessed with both generative AI and the R programming language.

You can follow Sharon on Mastodon at @smach@masto.machlis.com and her searchable app with her Mastodon posts, as well as on LinkedIn. (She is not currently active on Twitter, but you can see her prior tweets at @sharon000.)

Sharon's Recent InfoWorld and Computerworld Articles

5 easy ways to run an LLM locally 2024-03-28

How to run R in Visual Studio Code 2024-02-15

Posit lays off R Markdown, knitr creator Yihui Xie 2024-01-05

8 ChatGPT tools for R programming 2023-12-21

Anthropic's Claude 2.1 LLM turbocharges performance, offers beta tool use 2023-11-21

Anthropic's Claude 2.1 LLM turbocharges performance, offers beta tool use 2023-11-21


Sharon's Data-Related Mastodon Posts

“A Step-by-Step Design Guide for Data Visualizations 🎉 📈
“Use these simple checklists to turn terrible visualizations into stunningly adequate ones.” 😂 By Jonathan Soma, data journalism professor at Columbia Journalism School
designingviz.com

(2024-06-21 07:38:27)  >>

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news from : New version of its one-time mid-range Sonnet model is now its high-end LLM - and allegedly outperforms OpenAI's GPT-4o at the same price for output tokens & cheaper for input.
"Claude 3.5 Sonnet ranks #1 on MixEval Hard with 68.05, 3.35 points better than OpenAI GPT-4o🏆 MixEval Hard had a 96% correlation to LMSYS Chat Arena. This should mean we have a new #1. Lets see if it holds true! 👀" says Philipp Schmid at Hugging Face linkedin.com/posts/philipp-sch
(2024-06-20 21:22:25)  >>

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The Ultimate Guide To Get Data Through APIs With {httr2} and R, by Dr. Albert Rapp

Blog post: albert-rapp.de/posts/web_dev/0

Video: youtube.com/watch?v=hmtE4QGIOu

@rstats

(Dr Rapp is @rappa753 on Mastodon but alas he's not active here anymore) (2024-06-20 18:02:50)  >>

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Videos from last month's New York R conference are now online:
rstats.ai/videos

Topics include:
* Data, AI, and Creativity - Hillary Mason
* Shinylive is So Easy - @topepo
* R in Production - @hadleywickham
* Future Roadmap for the Composable Data Stack - Wes McKinney

@rstats (2024-06-19 19:55:39)  >>

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