Power BI for R Visualizations

Agenda

Microsoft’s Power BI is a powerful technology for quickly creating rich R visualizations. Power BI has many practical uses for the modern data professional including executive dashboards, operational dashboards, and visualizations for data exploration/analysis.
Microsoft has also extended Power BI with support for incorporating R visualizations into Power BI projects, enabling a myriad of data visualization use cases across all industries and circumstances. As such, this is an extremely valuable tool for any Data Analyst, Product/Program Manager, or Data Scientist.
We will provide a hands-on introduction to using R visualizations within Power BI using Microsoft’s free Power BI Desktop software. Both the Power BI project and .CSV data files will be accessible via GitHub.

What you’ll learn

  • Overview of Power BI and where it fits in a data professional’s tool belt
  • The nuances of how Power BI integrates with R, including necessary data preprocessing
  • Introduction to the R ggplot2 visualization package
  • Incorporation of R visualizations into Power BI projects
  • Making R visualizations dynamic by responding to UX controls
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