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2014 World Cup Squads

June 5, 2014
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2014 World Cup Squads

I have been having a go in R at visualising player movements for the World Cup. I wanted to use similar plots to those used to visualise international migration flows in the recent Science paper that I co-authored. In the … Continue reading →

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Demo file for the fanplot package

April 22, 2014
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Demo file for the fanplot package

I have added a demo file to the latest version of the fanplot package. It has lots of examples of different plotting styles to represent uncertainty in time series data. In the updated package I have added functionality to plot … Continue reading →

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Circular Migration Flow Plots in R

March 28, 2014
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Circular Migration Flow Plots in R

A article of mine was published in Science today. It introduces estimates for bilateral global migration flows between all countries. The underlying methodology is based on the conditional maximisation routine in my Demographic Research paper. However, I tweaked the demographic … Continue reading →

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Global Migration Flow Table Estimates

October 23, 2013
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Global Migration Flow Table Estimates

A few months Demographic Research published my paper on estimating global migration flow tables. In the paper I developed a method to estimate international migrant flows, for which there is limited comparable data, to matches changes in migrant stock data, … Continue reading →

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Bank of England Fan Charts in R

April 24, 2013
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Bank of England Fan Charts in R

I managed to catch David Spiegelhalter’s Tails You Win on BBC iplayer last week. I missed it the first time round, only for my parents on my last visit home to tell me about a Statistician jumping out of a … Continue reading →

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The tsbugs package for R

January 15, 2013
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The tsbugs package for R

My tsbugs package has gone up on CRAN. The functions in the tsbugs package are aimed to automate the writing of time series models to run in WinBUGS (Lunn et al., 2000) or OpenBUGS (Lunn et al., 2009). I created … Continue reading →

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The fanplot package for R

August 13, 2012
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The fanplot package for R

My fanplot package has gone up on CRAN. Here is a online version of the vignette. Introduction The fanplot package contains a collection of R (R Development Core Team, 2012) functions to effectively display plots of sequential distributions such as … Continue reading →

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Sequential Line Plots in R

December 7, 2010
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Sequential Line Plots in R

I was trying to create some sequential plots today in R to analyse some MCMC simulations. I found the par(ask=TRUE) command very useful for looking at iterations of individual parameter values. Setting the ask graphical parameter to TRUE (before a … Continue reading →

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Internal Migration Estimation in England and Wales

August 5, 2010
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Internal Migration Estimation in England and Wales

During my MS.c. I worked on methods for combining internal migration data in England and Wales. Migration data is often represented in square tables of origin-destination flows. These are of particular interest to analysing migration patterns when they are disaggregated … Continue reading →

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Chatfield’s Plots in S-Plus

July 9, 2010
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Chatfield’s Plots in S-Plus

I have recently finished reading the sixth edition of The Analysis of Time Series: An Introduction by Chatfield in our Statistics reading group. Whilst enjoying most of the book I got a little confused when looking at Appendix D: Some … Continue reading →

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