I’m an NHS data analyst / BI developer based in Scotland.
This blog is mainly about R - an open source statistical programming language, which helps me do more, in less time, than I could otherwise.
In addition to R, and driven by the large scale data requirements of my role, I’ve also developed skills in:
- SQL, including complex T-SQL queries
- SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
- SQL Server Reporting Services
- Qlik Sense
- Exensive experience of using data for improvement, particularly the use of run charts and Statistical Process Control
- Excel Dashboards / Advanced Excel
- VBA, including custom functions and manipulating other MS Office software from within Excel
About this blog:
This is a forum for me to show some R work:
- Anything I produce for demonstrations or workshops
- Notes to myself on things I’ve learned (the hard way) at work
- Chart makeovers using R
- Exploring techniques and technology that I don’t currently use in my role
If the full code is not in my blog post, there will be a gist or a link to a github repo
It does bug me when I see an interesting blog post but when you try to copy it at home you can’t reproduce it because of errors or other dependencies.
My R skills are not as awesome as I’d like. My code may not always be optimal But I am confident that if you run my code as is it will work.
There may be a slicker way of doing things, but there will be an end result.
Please do get in touch if you have any comments - I really appreciate comments from readers and feedback provides encouragement to keep going.
Email: johnmackintosh dot jm at gmail dot com
Twitter : @_johnmackintosh