Thoughts on the NHS-R conference

It’s been a few weeks since the first NHS-R conference was held in Birmingham. I co-presented a couple of workshops with Neil Pettinger on visualising patient flow, covering the following importing from Excel (and connecting to SQL Server) dplyr ggplot2 & plotly ... [Read More]

Where am I?

Notes on the here package

The here package is pretty simple ( only 3 functions), but I keep messing things up when I try to create paths with it, so this is my aide-memoire. It might be useful for others too. Here finds the root of your current folder / working directory. If you use... [Read More]

Even Simpler SQL

I’ve had some feedback on the last post, and rather than repeat the same thing multiple times, I’m going all @drob, and writing this instead.. When I tweeted out the link to my post I gave it the tag line “why I’d rather write dplyr than SQL”. What I... [Read More]

backed by data

Minimising risk of delayed departure

This post is an attempt to answer this question: It was a pretty interesting question, and I had an initial stab at providing an answer, but the charts I submitted were not the best looking, shall we say ( it was a late night rush job). So, I’m going... [Read More]