R with Power BI: Import, Transform, Visualize and Share

By ganpati | Big Data Trends

Sep 24

By David Smith

Power BI, Microsoft’s data visualization and reporting platform, has made great strides in the past year integrating the R language. This Computerworld article describes the recent advances with Power BI and R. In short, you can:

  • Import data into Power BI by using an R script
  • cleanse and transform other data sources coming into Power BI using R functions
  • create custom charts in a Power BI dashboard using the R language, like these maps
  • share R scripts with others for use with Power BI in the R Scripts Showcase
  • create dashboards with Power BI desktop and R on your local machine, and share them with others using Power BI Online


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