EARL 2016 talk

I spoke on 14th September at the EARL (Effective Applications of the R Language) conference in London. This is event is concerned exclusively with the R programming language and it was the first… Continue reading

PhD corrections accepted!

My PhD has been a long road, but there’s only one hurdle left: submitting a hard bound copy of my thesis. I got word today that my thesis corrections have been accepted. In… Continue reading

Collaborative writing in the 21st century

Every now and then we have to play with others. It doesn’t seem to matter how often our parents told us to share, we can still find it difficult. I’m spending a lot… Continue reading

Hydrological uncertainty – Manning’s equation

John Yagecic put out a great little blog post with accompanying app this week. He looked at the uncertainty from using vague parameters in Manning’s equation to estimate river flow. He made the… Continue reading

Mapping from GPS files

I’m just back from a 7 day cycle tour of Arran, Islay, Bute and the bits in between. I wanted to create a map of the route from the GPS log files of… Continue reading

Changing links in lots of files

I’ve recently changed my cloud storage provider; from the, now defunkt, Copy.com to ownCloud. It’s generally been a smooth transition, and I’m really pleased I’ve taken the leap to open source cloud infrastructure!… Continue reading

Monthly patterns in Scottish snow (1946-2006)

There’s been a bit of a flurry on Twitter recently about April snow in the UK (see tweet below). My opinion is there’s often UK snow during April, but it happens to be… Continue reading

Scottish mountain snow: pre-viva talk

At Edinburgh University our PhD viva exams are behind closed doors, but we’re encouraged to present our work before the viva to help us to prepare. I gave my pre-viva talk today, in… Continue reading

Scottish snow and the NAO – journal paper

In Autumn 2014 I gave a talk at the British Hydrological Society (BHS) Symposium. I spoke about the relationship between Scottish snow and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). Following these symposia, the BHS… Continue reading

Reanalysis of Scottish mountain snow – thesis submitted

On the 29th January 2016 I submitted my PhD thesis for examination. This is the first step towards being awarded a doctorate, the next is for my thesis to be examined. At the… Continue reading