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Melting Drugs Data: Part Two

Melting Drugs Data: Part Two

Before we begin: Hadley Wickham, the reshape2 package creator, pointed me in the direction of the tidyr package for melting data. I’ll take a look at it after this post. As promised from before, a look at @hadleywickham‘s reshape2 package […]

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Melting Drugs Data: Part One

Every year the Home Office, which is responsible for drugs policy, carries out an anonymous survey into use of illegal drugs in England and Wales.

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Is Unemployment Higher under Labour or the Conservatives?

Is Unemployment Higher under Labour or the Conservatives?

In the last post we discussed annotations on line plots. In this post, we are going to take it a step further and look at block annotations.

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The History of Strikes in Britain, Told Using Line Plots and Annotations

Strikes don’t really happen too much in Britain any more. A total of 170,000 working days were lost in Britain due to strikes and industrial action in 2015. That might sound like a lot, but it was actually the second […]

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How the North Has the Worst Mental Health in England

My colleagues and I at Trinity Mirror ranked mental health around England on Monday for World Mental Health Day. We aggregated four datasets – depression, contact with mental health services, the recovery rate from anxiety and depression and antidepressant prescriptions – […]

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Visualising House Prices by Postcode in Leeds

After looking at Manchester’s flat boom, we’re going over t’Pennines to Leeds, or more accurately the LS postcode for Leeds and the surrounding area.

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Visualising the Boom in New Flats in Manchester

Any visitor to Manchester city centre will be struck by the number of modern blocks of city centre flats. Take the tram out towards Altrincham and you’ll see modern apartment blocks on both sides, out towards Salford and back towards Castlefield.

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Make Your Labels Legible on Mobile

In my previous post, I showed how poorer children are more likely to be fat. Think about how your graphics look on a mobile phone before you publish them. I didn’t do this properly with my last post – I published it first and […]

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How Poor Children Are More Likely To Be Fat

Poorer children are more likely to be fat. As we move further to the right of the chart into schools in more deprived areas, the share of children in the grey and black parts of the chart – showing overweight and very overweight […]

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Creating a Premier League Results Matrix in R

On Wikipedia’s page for the 2015/16 Premier League, it has a matrix table of results. It shows you all the results for each team, home and away against each other. For example, if you look at Arsenal on Row 1, they beat […]

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