Promoting the use of R in the NHS


A simple function to install and load packages in R

I was starting to despair at the amount of packages I end up using during the task of transforming, cleaning, modelling and validating some of my models. I thought there must be a simple approach to dealing with this? So, I started to ponder if I could create a function…


NHS open source public datasets – creating realistic synthetic datasets

This blog is an initial attempt to garner interest in a project to create NHS synthetic datasets in a range […]

How to extrapolate data from data

There are many occasions when a column of data needs to be created from an already existing column for ease […]

Evolution of the R user

      Adapted from source: The beginning My journey with R began when a colleague of mine said […]

Even Simpler SQL

I’ve had some feedback on the last post, and rather than repeat the same thing multiple times, I’m going all @drob, […]

Keep data tidy: A plea to data publishers and developers

knitr::opts_chunk$set(echo = TRUE, message = FALSE, cache = TRUE, warning = FALSE) if(!require("pacman")) install.packages("pacman") library(pacman) p_load(readxl, tidyverse, corrplot, tmap, geojsonio, […]

simpler SQL with dplyr

comparing dplyr with SQL nested queries Following on from my last post, where I demonstrated R to some first time […]