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R. WadeAdvanced Analytics in Power BI with R and Pythonhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5829-3_8

8. Calculated Columns Using R and Python

Ryan Wade1 
Indianapolis, IN, USA

A task that is difficult to do in Power Query is adding calculated columns that are based on complex mathematical formulas. That problem does not exist in R or Python. R was built by statisticians, so it was designed to perform complex statistical and mathematical calculations. The same holds true with Python. Python is not only used in data science but also in other computation-intensive fields such as engineering and physics. Like R, Python is optimized to be able to perform calculations that are not possible using M in Power Query. So, in situations where ...

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