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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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Monitoring electricity use

October 10, 2018
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Monitoring electricity use

Find out how to use R to summarise electricity use by hour or day.

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Many reports from 1 RMarkdown file

August 17, 2018
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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 →

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Presenting survey data

July 3, 2018
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Presenting survey data

Use R to present findings from likert questions in surveys.

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Ordnance Survey Terrain 50: merging in R

April 16, 2018
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I’ve written previously about Ordnance Survey’s Terrain 50 data and how you can merge it together. You can download the dataset from the OS’s opendata repo. I’d like to update that post with… Continue reading →

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GB postcode polygons – open data

March 28, 2018
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GB postcode polygons – open data

Newly published postcode open data!

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dplyr, (mc)lapply, for-loop and speed

February 18, 2018
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dplyr, (mc)lapply, for-loop and speed

Want to know whether lapply is quicker than a for-loop? Is there a faster solution? This is the place!

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DfT traffic count data in R

January 26, 2018
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DfT traffic count data in R

I read this tweet thread yesterday, and one of the great things in it was discovering that the Department for Transport release traffic count data for Great Britain. When you download individual observation… Continue reading →

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Getting started with spatial data in R – EdinbR talk

January 18, 2018
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Slides from January 2018 EdinbR session on spatial data in R.

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