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Answering some ‘Forecasting with GAMs in R’ questions

After running the ‘Forecasting with generalised additive models (GAMS) in R’ workshop with Forecasting for Social Good, there were a few questions that we didn’t get the chance to answer. This blog post aims to answer some of them.

February 26, 2024

Making Pretty PDFs with Typst (and Quarto)

With the latest 1.4 release of Quarto, it’s now possible to create PDF documents with Quarto using Typst. How does it compare to LaTeX, and is it actually easier to learn and use?

January 31, 2024

Four ways to streamline your R workflows

Finding ways to reduce manual tasks when programming, like copying and pasting files or code, can save you time and minimise the risk of errors. This blog post guides you through a few small changes to your R workflow to help reduce manual tasks and streamline your programming workflows in R.

December 31, 2023

Making art in Python with plotnine

A step-by-step guide to creating art in Python. This blog post covers creating random data, generating colour palettes, visualising with plotnine, and making artistic functions.

November 8, 2023

Answering some {tidymodels} questions

After running the ‘Introduction to machine learning with {tidymodels}’ workshop as part of the R/Pharma 2023 Conference, there were a few questions that we didn’t get the chance to answer. This blog post aims to answer some of them.

October 23, 2023

Creating typewriter-styled maps in {ggplot2}

Inspired by RJ Andrews, I created a typewriter-styled map of Scotland using {ggplot2} in R. This blog post explains the process of gathering elevation data, selecting a suitable typewriter font, and coding up a map!

September 30, 2023