Accessing and Visualising Sentencing Data for Local Courts

November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

A recent provisional data release from the Ministry of Justice contains sentencing data from English(?) courts, at the offence level, for the period July 2010-June 2011: “Published for the first time every sentence handed down at each court in the country between July 2010 and June 2011, along with the age and ethnicity ... [Read more...]

Oscar awards: good actor versus good actress

May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

I am not a big fan of those ceremonies, where some actors pretend that they are extremely happy to be there, and then some win a trophy, some don't, and those who win start to cry, and those who did not get a trophy try to pretend that they are ... [Read more...]

Open data might be a false good opportunity…

February 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

I am always surprised to see many people on Twitter tweeting about #opendata, e.g. @data4all, @usdatagov, @datapublicatwit, @ProPublica or @open3 among so many others... Initially, I was also very enthousiastic, but I have to admit that open data a...
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OpenData + R + Google = Easy Maps

January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

The release of the R package “googleVis” has made the production of interactive maps through Google’s Chart Tools a simple task. Ignoring the some basic data manipulation the below map... [Read more...]

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