Promoting the use of R in the NHS


Format ONS spreadsheet

Background A Public Health consultant colleague Ian Bowns (@IantheBee) created a report to monitor mortality within the Trust and he used the ONS weekly provisional data for the East Midlands to compare the pattern and trends of deaths over time. This involves downloading a file from: which is updated…


Animating a Graph Over Time in Shiny

                        I was interested in creating an animated graph […]

A run chart is not a run chart is not a run chart

Understanding variation using runs analysis Run charts are simple and powerful tools that help discriminate between random and non-random variation […]

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. […]

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. […]