Simply Mapping

Easy mapping with Simple Features

First attempts with simple features The latest edition of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) was released last year, and has been getting a bit more promotion recently as part of Scotland’s open data - for example, an R package has been made available to calculate... [Read More]

Daily metric tracking with ggplot2

In my role I have to produce a lot of run charts and control charts for monthly data, but sometimes there are processes behind the run charts that merit looking at the data on a daily basis. It can become impractical to start producing run charts split by day across... [Read More]

Intro to ggplot2

Here is the link to a ggplot2 demo I presented at the InveRness RUG last week : intro to ggplot2 It’s in ioslides (html) format, for best viewing press F on your keyboard for full screen, and toggle widescreen on/off with the W key. It’s for beginners /... [Read More]

Chart MakeoveR

Working out with (geom) dumbbells

The following chart appeared on my Twitter feed last week: There is quite a lot of information on there, but bar charts are not perhaps the best choice for visualising data over time. This is not to be critical - it gets a lot of data... [Read More]