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Tracking and getting download statistics for your R packages

I had the privilege of tapping into the R package funding stream to fund my first, and not last, CRAN package entitled NHSDataDictionaRy. The motivation for the package was to provide a consistent way to scrape the live NHS Data Dictionary website. The aim was to allow the lookups to…

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Using {sf} to calculate catchment areas

R is a highly capable GIS tool, thanks to the {sf} pacakge. In this post I am going to show […]

The Health Service Modelling Associates (HSMA) Programme – the future of analytics for health, social care and policing?

5 years ago our team brought into reality a vision that we’d had for some time.  We recognised the vital […]

Can we rely on synthetic data to overcome data governance issue in healthcare?

I recently came across a term synthetic data. I start wondering what does it mean? I found that it is […]

Software licensing

At NHS-R we all support open source software. R itself is open source. So is RStudio. CRAN packages are open […]

Learned from Community

How many instant message notifications do you get a day? We get message notifications for conversations we have with others, […]

A thank you note to NHS-R Community

By Zoë Turner, Senior Information Analyst (Clinical Development Unit) The less said about 2020 the better, but I want to […]

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