Category Archive: Computing

Spatial data and maps conference – FOSS4G

I’m helping organise a conference on (geo)spatial open source software – FOSS4G. We’re hosting it in the great city of Edinburgh, Scotland in September 2019. Abstract submissions: https://uk.osgeo.org/foss4guk2019/talks_workshops.html We’re very interested in hearing… Continue reading

Plotting Scottish census data with some tidyverse magic

I’ve been working with the Scottish census recently, to investigate employment in land-based (agriculture, forestry and fishing) industry. A friend of mine has recently moved to Dumfries and Galloway – a rural, farming… Continue reading

I fell out with tapply and in love with dplyr

dplyr is much more useful than tapply, read on to find out why.

Monitoring electricity use

Find out how to use R to summarise electricity use by hour or day.

Many reports from 1 RMarkdown file

I was at the EdinbR talk this week by the RStudio community lead – Curtis Kephart. It was really interesting, but I disagree with his suggestion to point and click different parameters when… Continue reading

dplyr, (mc)lapply, for-loop and speed

Want to know whether lapply is quicker than a for-loop? Is there a faster solution? This is the place!

Getting started with spatial data in R – EdinbR talk

Slides from January 2018 EdinbR session on spatial data in R.

Network analysis video – 7th Scottish QGIS user group

Network analysis presentation from the 7th Scottish QGIS user group. Featuring Ordnance Survey open data, QGIS, GRASS and R.

Spatial networks – case study St James centre, Edinburgh (2/3)

This is part two in a series I’m writing on network analysis. The first part is here. In this section I’m going to cover allocating resources, again using the St James’ development in Edinburgh as an example. Most excitingly (for me) the end of this post covers the impact of changes in resource allocation.

Celebrating 20 years of CRAN

In April I spoke for the Royal Statistical Society (Glasgow branch) at their event celebrating 20 years of CRAN. The other speakers were Charis Chanialidis and Colin Gillespie. Like most people I find… Continue reading