I am a data scientist at The Data Lab in Scotland. We are tasked with increasing economic activity in Scotland around data science, see the site for more info. This means we get to work with a bunch of different industries, public sector departments and academics, all with different data and different objectives.

As you can imagine this is a huge amount of fun and leads to the discovery of new methods and new tricks in handling and analysing data. As I move around in this journey, I will post bits and pieces on this page. Sometimes these are things that accompany The Data Lab blogs. These articles (if written by me) will usually have an accompanying github repo. If so then I might well explain some of that in more detail here.

This site is hosted by github pages and each post is written in R markdown. The source for each post can be found here. I forward these blogs to r-bloggers.com. If you are an R user, keep your eye on this site for nicely curated blog content relating to R and its uses.

Please feel free to contact me about any of this.

In a former life I did research into bacterial communication and cooperation. If you’re interested in reading any of my previous papers on this the best place to go is my google scholar profile.