Articles by HighlandR

Introducing popthemes

March 28, 2021 | HighlandR

Back once again with the block rocking themes! Yes, having produced a set of R colour palettes based on Metallica album covers, and then another set of palettes based (loosely) on classic rock album covers, I’ve decided to complete the set w... [Read more...]

Some data.table tips

March 21, 2021 | HighlandR

I’ve been using data.table quite a lot in my spare time, and I want to make a few notes of some things I’ve learned along the way. I would say I’m no longer a beginner, not yet an expert, but getting there.. As noted in a ... [Read more...]

Demystifying the coalesce function

December 12, 2020 | HighlandR

Why you should know about it - What does coalesce mean? In the English language, it is generally used to convey a coming together, or creating one whole body, mass or system. How does that help us when working with data? We spend a lot of ti... [Read more...]

Getting started with network plots

October 25, 2020 | HighlandR

Network plots can be hit or miss. However, the visNetwork package greatly simplifies the process of producing useful, interactive network plots. - I’ve long been hoping for a reason to have to devote time to learning how to produce network pl... [Read more...]

rockthemes

October 17, 2020 | HighlandR

Classic rock album covers inspire even more R colour palettes - If you’d have asked me a few weeks ago if I wanted to create an R colour palette package, I’d have said “No way”. In fact, I’d have added “There are already MANY R colour palet... [Read more...]

metallicaRt

October 1, 2020 | HighlandR

Seek and Destroy meets School of Rock - What? On a whim, I created a collection of colour palettes based on Metallica album covers. Each is named using an abbreviation of the relevant album, or a snippet of a song title from the album. In m... [Read more...]

Solving small data problems with data.table

August 10, 2020 | HighlandR

A question was asked in the NHS-R Slack channel a few weeks back. It was one of those strangely innocuous, but fiddly ones. A dplyr solution was offered, and accepted, but someone has to be the annoying person who offers a data.table solution... [Read more...]

Solving small data problems with data.table

August 10, 2020 | HighlandR

A question was asked in the NHS-R Slack channel a few weeks back. It was one of those strangely innocuous, but fiddly ones. A dplyr solution was offered, and accepted, but someone has to be the annoying person who offers a data.table solution... [Read more...]

SIMD Revisited

July 17, 2020 | HighlandR

SIMD data without maps - The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation updated for 2020 I have blogged about the SIMD previously. The last time was using data from 2016. Earlier this year, the data was refreshed, and my friend David Henderson ...
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SIMD Revisited

July 17, 2020 | HighlandR

SIMD data without maps - The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation updated for 2020 I have blogged about the SIMD previously. The last time was using data from 2016. Earlier this year, the data was refreshed, and my friend David Henderson ... [Read more...]

SIMD Revisited

July 17, 2020 | HighlandR

SIMD data without maps - The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation updated for 2020 I have blogged about the SIMD previously. The last time was using data from 2016. Earlier this year, the data was refreshed, and my friend David Henderson ...
[Read more...]

patientcounter

April 3, 2020 | HighlandR

fast, flexible census tables - Counting patients is hard Blimey. It’s over 3 years since I collaborated with Neil Pettinger on some plots to demonstrate patient flow, using R. What started out as a supposed quick blog post morphed into sev...
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patientcounter

April 3, 2020 | HighlandR

fast, flexible census tables - Counting patients is hard Blimey. It’s over 3 years since I collaborated with Neil Pettinger on some plots to demonstrate patient flow, using R. What started out as a supposed quick blog post morphed into sev...
[Read more...]

patientcounter

April 3, 2020 | HighlandR

fast, flexible census tables - Counting patients is hard Blimey. It’s over 3 years since I collaborated with Neil Pettinger on some plots to demonstrate patient flow, using R. What started out as a supposed quick blog post morphed into sever... [Read more...]

Programming with data.table

January 26, 2020 | HighlandR

getting started with multiple bare variable names in data.table functions - Flexible functions in data.table I’m getting slightly more experienced with data.table, and I really like it. My learning method was to get pretty deep for a month,... [Read more...]

Programming with data.table

January 26, 2020 | HighlandR

getting started multiple bare variable names in data.table functions - Flexible functions in data.table I’m getting slightly more experienced with data.table, and I really like it. My learning method was to get pretty deep for a month, re... [Read more...]

NHSRdatasets meets runcharter

December 2, 2019 | HighlandR

Big up the NHS - Background The NHSRdatasets package made it to CRAN recently, and as it is designed for use by NHS data analysts, and I am an NHS data analyst, let’s take a look at it. Thanks to Chris Mainey and Tom Jemmett for getting th...
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NHSRdatasets meets runcharter

December 2, 2019 | HighlandR

Big up the NHS - Background The NHSRdatasets package made it to CRAN recently, and as it is designed for use by NHS data analysts, and I am an NHS data analyst, let’s take a look at it. Thanks to Chris Mainey and Tom Jemmett for getting this... [Read more...]

NHSRDatasets meets runcharter

December 2, 2019 | HighlandR

Big up the NHS - Background The NHSRDatasets package made it to CRAN recently, and as it is designed for use by NHS data analysts, and I am an NHS data analyst, let’s take a look at it. Thanks to Chris Mainey and Tom Jemmett for getting th...
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