Dodgy Road Signs, Traffic Lights and Markings: Part One

Dodgy Road Signs, Traffic Lights and Markings: Part One

One of the most detailed UK government datasets I’ve ever seen is the STATS19 data from the Department for Transport. This is the collated reports of road accidents in Great Britain in which at least one person was injured or […]

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Site Stats: October 2016

Site Stats: October 2016

Summary: October was this site’s first full month of operation. I think the stats for September have disappeared – I think I enabled the stats on WordPress a few days later, so as far as I know this is just October’s data. […]

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Site Design Refresh

Site Design Refresh

You might have noticed the site looks different to how it did before. I changed themes to the Tribute theme on WordPress. I find this theme handles my featured images better, which allows me to show the thumbnails on the homepage. All […]

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Seen Elsewhere: 28th October 2016

Seen Elsewhere: 28th October 2016

Welcome back to Seen Elsewhere, my round-up of good stuff I’ve seen in R and data journalism this week.

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Asylum Seekers Are Usually Housed Away from London and the South East (Unless They Are Unaccompanied Children)

Walking through what’s left of the heart of the Jungle. The camp ‘Main St’ pic.twitter.com/8tYau41NST — Gavin Lee (@GavinLeeBBC) October 26, 2016 With the Calais Jungle being broken up and most of the migrants there sent elsewhere in France, it seems a good […]

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R for Journalists Is Now on Google+

You can find me here on Google+, with a slightly smaller profile pic to fit in with Google’s circular profile pictures. The last time I used Google+ was when I was training to be a journalist about four years ago, […]

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Londoners Take the Bus Far More Often Than the Rest of England (Adjusted for Population)

Londoners Take the Bus Far More Often Than the Rest of England (Adjusted for Population)

The last post came in for some criticism on /r/rstats, in particular from /u/fang_xianfu, who argued it merely showed that London has more people than the rest of the country.

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How Taking the Bus Is A London Thing

How Taking the Bus Is A London Thing

In our previous two–part series we looked at the melt function from the reshape2 package. The creator of the package, Hadley Wickham, pointed me towards tidyr and the gather function as a better alternative instead.

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Seen Elsewhere: 21st October 2016

Seen Elsewhere: 21st October 2016

I thought I’d start a weekly round-up of good uses of R I’ve seen elsewhere. We’ll start with four links this Friday: ComputerWorld’s R resources Cheat Sheet Longhow Lam’s use of scraping to show how cars lose value after you begin to rack up […]

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Review: DataCamp Introduction to R

Review: DataCamp Introduction to R

I took this free course as my first real introduction to the R programming language. I would highly recommend it for any beginner who wants a comprehensive overview of R.

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