Articles by mikerspencer

DfT traffic count data in R

January 26, 2018 | mikerspencer

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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Celebrating 20 years of CRAN

October 9, 2017 | mikerspencer

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 → [Read more...]

RPostgreSQL and schemas

May 1, 2017 | mikerspencer

The database PostgreSQL can have different schemas. These work like a window for users, where they get to see specific things within a database, e.g. tables. In this post we’ll look at how… Continue reading → [Read more...]

R with GRASS GIS – easiest Munros

April 4, 2017 | mikerspencer

I’ve been having a more sustained play with R and GRASS together. I’ve previously used them, in tandem, for processing satellite images, but haven’t been much further. In this post I’ll look at… Continue reading →
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EARL 2016 talk

September 15, 2016 | mikerspencer

I spoke on 14th September at the EARL (Effective Applications of the R Language) conference in London. This is event is concerned exclusively with the R programming language and it was the first… Continue reading → [Read more...]
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