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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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Network analysis video – 7th Scottish QGIS user group

November 17, 2017
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Network analysis video – 7th Scottish QGIS user group

Network analysis presentation from the 7th Scottish QGIS user group. Featuring Ordnance Survey open data, QGIS, GRASS and R.

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Spatial networks – case study St James centre, Edinburgh (2/3)

November 13, 2017
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Spatial networks – case study St James centre, Edinburgh (2/3)

This is part two in a series I'm writing on network analysis. The first part is here. In this section I'm going to cover allocating resources, again using the St James' development in Edinburgh as an example. Most excitingly (for me) the end of this post covers the impact of changes in resource allocation.

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Celebrating 20 years of CRAN

October 9, 2017
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Celebrating 20 years of CRAN

In April I spoke for the Royal Statistical Society (Glasgow branch) at their event celebrating 20 years of CRAN. The other speakers were Charis Chanialidis and Colin Gillespie. Like most people I find… Continue reading →

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Spatial networks – case study St James centre, Edinburgh (1/3)

October 8, 2017
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Spatial networks – case study St James centre, Edinburgh (1/3)

Last year I spent a bit of time learning about routing and network analysis. I created a map of distance from each GB postcode to the nearest railway station. At the time my… Continue reading →

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