Promoting the use of R in the NHS

Author: Gary Hutson

About Gary Hutson

(Head of Advanced Analytics)
Arden & GEM CSU

My background is in Advanced Analytics and my passions are Machine, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, R, Python, statistics, applied modelling and general programming concepts. I have been using R for 8+ years to provide various solutions to a number of my problems. Career wise - I am the Head of Advanced Analytics at Arden & GEM CSU , prior to that I worked as the Head of AI & Data Science for a predictive analytics and machine learning company called Draper & Dash, who specialise in healthcare intelligence and informatics. Additionally, I was also the Senior Data Scientist there. My public sector experience is extensive and I have had roles as Principal Analyst for Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottinghamshire Police, in various analytical, data science, statistics, managerial and programming roles.

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 […]

NHS-R 2020 Week Long Conference – so much great content, so little time to catch it all…

Originally appeared on: and The NHS-R conference concluded, and I am emotional that it has ended. There were […]

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. […]

Text Mining – Term Frequency analysis and Word Cloud creation

Text Mining – Term Frequency analysis and Word Cloud creation in R Analysing the pre-conference workshop sentiments Loading in the […]

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, […]

Violin and density plots in ggplot2

Violin Plots This chart is a combination of a Box Plot and a Density Plo that is rotated and placed on each side, […]

Pareto Chart in ggplot2

Background of Pareto Charts A Pareto chart, named after Vilfredo Pareto, is a type of chart that contains both bars and a line graph, where individual […]

Histogram with auto binning in ggplot2

Histograms (with auto binning) Again, we will use the mtcars dataset and use the fields in that to produce the […]

Diverging Dot Plot and Lollipop Charts – Plotting Variance with ggplot2

Creating the Dot Plot Variance chart The data preparation was used in the previous blog entitled: Diverging Bar Charts – Plotting […]

Diverging Bar Charts – Plotting Variance with ggplot2

Diverging Bar Charts The aim here is to create a diverging bar chart that shows variance above and below an […]