Add Intelligence to R & Python IntelliSense in Power BI

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the new features that Microsoft announced in February’s Power BI Desktop update is the Improved Python & R Script Editor. The script editor now contains the same features as the DAX editor, including IntelliSense for code completion. After spending some time with the new editor though, I made a discovery about the code completion.…

R Pivot Table custom visual for Power BI - DataVeld

New R Packages Available in Power BI Service

Reading Time: 3 minutes Microsoft recently updated the R version for Power BI Service and installed numerous additional R packages. For comparison, I posted the then-current list of packages back in July 2017. If you use R in Power BI Service, definitely see what’s available in the screenshots at the end of this post. Hopefully the Power BI documentation…

What *Undocumented* R Packages Exist in Power BI Service?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In my last post, I examined the list of R packages supported in Power BI Service. After some additional research, it turns out that I should have titled it “documented” instead of “supported”. Why is that? In addition to the 361 documented packages, there are over 200 undocumented R packages currently available to users in Power…

What R Packages Are Supported in Power BI Service?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Microsoft maintains an official list of supported R packages available for use in the Power BI Service. There are currently 361 documented packages. While you are not as limited in your package selection when using Power BI Desktop, you have to be more careful if you are working with R in the online Service. If you use…

R Tools for Visual Studio

Reading Time: 1 minute The BlueGranite blog recently featured a post I wrote about R Tools for Visual Studio. It’s not meant to be an in-depth exploration into RTVS. Rather, at a high level, it takes a very basic look at some reasons why a developer may choose to use RTVS either in conjunction with or in lieu of R…

Microsoft R: A Revolution in Advanced Analytics

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the benefits of working on a team at BlueGranite is the collective expertise that I can tap into when needed. Whether it’s a skill that I am learning or a problem that I am stumped on, one or more of my colleagues typically has the ability to point me in the right direction. To…

R Visuals or Custom Visuals in Microsoft Power BI?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Over the past few years, there has been a movement in R to create packages that bind to JavaScript libraries to make R more interactive. Notably, htmlwidgets and rCharts are two examples that come to mind. In an IDE like R Studio or a framework such as Shiny, the enhanced visualization appears and functions like it would if…