Blog about all things R, data science, and visualisation.

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

Creating template files with R

If you find yourself regularly copying and pasting content between files, you can use R to do it for you! For repetitive tasks you can’t fully automate, using template files is a great way to save time and this blog post will show you how to make them in R.

August 22, 2023

Adding social media icons to charts with {ggplot2}

Adding social media icons to your data visualisation is a great, concise way to put your name on your work, and make it easy for people to find your profile from your work. This blog post explains how to add social media icons to {ggplot2} charts.

July 27, 2023

Learning Julia with #TidyTuesday and Tidier.jl

Tidier.jl is a Julia implementation of the {tidyverse}, and after 10 weeks of data wrangling and plotting #TidyTuesday data in Julia, I wanted to share what I’ve learnt about Julia as an R user.

June 1, 2023

Introducing {ggflowchart}

Flowcharts can be a useful way to visualise complex processes, and the new R package {ggflowchart} makes them easy to create in R. This blog post shows you how.

May 12, 2023