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Extending Power BI with Python and R

By : Luca Zavarella
Book Image

Extending Power BI with Python and R

By: Luca Zavarella

Overview of this book

Python and R allow you to extend Power BI capabilities to simplify ingestion and transformation activities, enhance dashboards, and highlight insights. With this book, you'll be able to make your artifacts far more interesting and rich in insights using analytical languages. You'll start by learning how to configure your Power BI environment to use your Python and R scripts. The book then explores data ingestion and data transformation extensions, and advances to focus on data augmentation and data visualization. You'll understand how to import data from external sources and transform them using complex algorithms. The book helps you implement personal data de-identification methods such as pseudonymization, anonymization, and masking in Power BI. You'll be able to call external APIs to enrich your data much more quickly using Python programming and R programming. Later, you'll learn advanced Python and R techniques to perform in-depth analysis and extract valuable information using statistics and machine learning. You'll also understand the main statistical features of datasets by plotting multiple visual graphs in the process of creating a machine learning model. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to enrich your Power BI data models and visualizations using complex algorithms in Python and R.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Section 1: Best Practices for Using R and Python in Power BI
Section 2: Data Ingestion and Transformation with R and Python in Power BI
Section 3: Data Enrichment with R and Python in Power BI
Section 3: Data Visualization with R in Power BI

Registering for Bing Maps Web Services

In this chapter, we will use Bing Maps Web Services as an example. Therefore, you need to create a free Bing Maps Basic key via your Microsoft account. The necessary steps to do so are as follows:

  1. Go to, select the Basic Key option just after the main banner, and then click on Get a free Basic key button.
  2. On the next Welcome page, click on Sign in and use your Microsoft Account to log in.
  3. On the next page, you will be notified that this is the first time your email is being used to authenticate in the Bing Maps Dev Center. Click on Yes, let's create a new account to create a new account.
  4. Enter your account details on the next page and click Create. After that, you'll be logged in to the Dev Center, and you'll see some claims on the page saying Announcement and Important reminder.
  5. On that page, under the My account menu, click on My keys.
  6. You...