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A baby named Al*

November 19, 2019
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A baby named Al*

Make a plot of a list of baby name popularity.

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Council spending – open data

October 22, 2019
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Council spending – open data

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
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Conference abstract bi-grams – FOSS4GUK

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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Cartography with R and QGIS, which to choose?

September 23, 2019
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You should read this post if you want to learn about making maps in R and QGIS and what the advantages of each environment are.

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Make an abstract booklet with R and LaTeX

September 21, 2019
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Want to automate abstract booklet making? This is the post for you.

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Getting a DOI for your code

September 3, 2019
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This blog article is an explanation of sharing research code. It focuses on using the version control website Github and academic repository Zenodo.

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Wordcloud of conference abstracts – FOSS4G Edinburgh

July 18, 2019
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Wordcloud of conference abstracts – FOSS4G Edinburgh

FOSS4G conference wordcloud of abstracts. Code included!

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Spatial data and maps conference – FOSS4G

April 30, 2019
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Spatial data and maps conference – FOSS4G

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
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Plotting Scottish census data with some tidyverse magic

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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I fell out with tapply and in love with dplyr

October 15, 2018
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I fell out with tapply and in love with dplyr

dplyr is much more useful than tapply, read on to find out why.

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