Blog posts

Building a timeseries data pipeline

February 28, 2024

Building some simple infrastructure to store and visualise public time-series data

Data verbalisation with LLMs

February 8, 2024

Testing if large language models can be used to verbalise small datasets.

Negative filtering with dplyr

January 31, 2024

Traps for the unwary when using dplyr to filter out rows based on logical conditions.

Raindrops keep falling on my head

January 16, 2024

Various silly measures of how much rain fell on Auckland in 2023.

New Zealand retail trends 2022-2023

September 20, 2023

A look at recent trends in retail sales volumes.

Using R in VS Code

June 29, 2023

Some things I learned while trying out R in VS Code.

Drivers of NZ population changes

November 1, 2022

Taking a look at the impacts of internal and international migration on NZ population.

Happy Birthday!

October 31, 2022

A statistical reason to celebrate getting older.

A brief guide to automated text analysis for research & evaluation

October 24, 2022

A practical guide to using automated sentiment analysis, topic detection, and summarisation in research and evaluation projects.

Mapping changes in the population of youngish adults: 2022 remake

October 7, 2022

Mapping changes in Auckland's population aged 20 to 34.