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A simple function to create nice correlation plots

The problem I was working with a dataset where I wanted to assess the correlation of different variables in R. As much as I like R – the outputs from the console window leave something to be desired (in terms of data visualisation). Therefore, I wanted a way to visualise…

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From script-based development to function-based development and onwards to Package Based development: part 2

At the NHS R Conference, I suggested to people that they should embrace the idea of package-based development rather than […]

Roadmap to collaborative working using R in the NHS: Part I- Workflows

We finally have a tool that is data independent. R allows the scripting of a data science methodology that we […]

But this worked the last time I ran it!

A common scenario: you are new to a programming language, chuffed that you’ve done a few bits and progressing well. […]

Local Public Health joins the paRty

Having recently attended an R meetup in Birmingham, hearing of various user groups and hackathons that take place around certain […]

Thoughts on the NHS-R conference

It’s been a few weeks since the first NHS-R conference was held in Birmingham. I co-presented a couple of workshops […]

NHS-R Conference: was it worth it?

This blog was written by Zoe Turner, Senior Information Analyst at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Soon after I started […]

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