Interesting that many dashboard level visualization methods are adding links to deeper data science like R. Should allow us to start with general visualization, then scaling up to data science. In CWorld By Sharon Machlis:
Microsoft adds R data visualizations without R to Power BI
Microsoft has added R data visualizations to its Power BI data analysis cloud service -- options which no longer require either knowledge of R or having R on a local system.
These new custom visualizations work in Power BI desktop as well as the cloud service (but the desktop software does require a local R installation, although not knowledge of R). ... "