Blog posts

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.

Using automated text analysis in an evaluation project

September 29, 2022

Improving data analysis by using natural language processing.

Comparing input versus output price changes for New Zealand industries

September 22, 2022

Some data visualisations to explore producer input and output price index data.

One month with R in VS Code

May 16, 2022

A few more tweaks for using R in VS Code.

Automating downloads from Infoshare with R

March 29, 2022

R code with RSelenium to help automate downloads of time-series data from StatsNZ's Infoshare website.

Visualising forecast uncertainty

March 27, 2022

Experimenting with how to show the uncertainty associated with an economic forecast.