Articles by mikerspencer

Council spending – open data

October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

My local authority recently decided to publish all spending over £500 in an effort to be more transparent. Here’s a post taking an overview of what they’ve published. I’ve used R for the… Continue reading →
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Conference abstract bi-grams – FOSS4GUK

September 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

I helped run a conference last week. As part of this I produced a wordcloud from the conference abstracts, although pretty it could have been more informative of the conference content. This blog post shows you how to make a network of conference bi-grams.
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Getting a DOI for your code

September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

This blog article is an explanation of sharing research code. It focuses on using the version control website Github and academic repository Zenodo. [Read more...]

Spatial data and maps conference – FOSS4G

April 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’m helping organise a conference on (geo)spatial open source software – FOSS4G. We’re hosting it in the great city of Edinburgh, Scotland in September 2019. Abstract submissions: https://uk.osgeo.org/foss4guk2019/talks_workshops.html We’re very interested in hearing… Continue reading →
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Plotting Scottish census data with some tidyverse magic

November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’ve been working with the Scottish census recently, to investigate employment in land-based (agriculture, forestry and fishing) industry. A friend of mine has recently moved to Dumfries and Galloway – a rural, farming… Continue reading →
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Many reports from 1 RMarkdown file

August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

I was at the EdinbR talk this week by the RStudio community lead – Curtis Kephart. It was really interesting, but I disagree with his suggestion to point and click different parameters when… Continue reading → [Read more...]
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