Little Projects

Created in blogdown with the tidyverse at their

Written by Carl Goodwin

Finding Happiness in ‘The Smoke’

The Smoke, to use London’s nickname, has 32 boroughs plus the central business district known as the City of London. What does Cluster Analysis tell us about the characteristics that bind them?

By Carl Goodwin in R

March 19, 2022

Bootstraps & Bandings

Are the residential property bands of 3 decades ago becoming less so? Would a sample of those recently-sold reveal band convergence? And what may be inferred about those not sampled?

By Carl Goodwin in R

March 8, 2022

A Frosty Deal?

Before the post-Brexit trade negotiations concluded, what did quantitative textual analysis and word embeddings tell us about the shifting trade-talk sentiment?

By Carl Goodwin in R

September 18, 2020

The Goldilocks Principle

The Goldilocks principle has its origins in a story about a girl who tastes bowls of porridge left by three bears. When investing in stocks, how many might be ‘just right’?

By Carl Goodwin in R

August 9, 2020

Weathering the Storm

Covid-19 began battering the financial markets in February. Which sectors are faring best when comparing each in the S&P 500 with the overall market since February 19th, 2020.

By Carl Goodwin in R

August 2, 2020

East-West Drift

Animated dimensionality reduction and whether East and West are drifting closer or farther apart based on historical UN voting patterns.

By Carl Goodwin in R

January 9, 2019

Seeing the Wood for the Trees

There comes a point where the sheer volume of small multiples one wants to visualise requires a different strategy.

By Carl Goodwin in R

January 1, 2019

Can Ravens Forecast?

Humans have the magical ability to plan for future events. But it’s not quite a uniquely human trait as ravens can match a four-year-old.

By Carl Goodwin in R

July 29, 2018

Six Months Later

Exploring colour palettes and small multiples with ggplot2.

By Carl Goodwin in R

April 2, 2018

Criminal Goings-on

Criminal goings-on in a random forest and predictions with other models from the Tidymodels framework.

By Carl Goodwin in R

March 1, 2018

Plots Thicken

Every story needs a good plot. Which plot types generate the most interest on Wikipedia?

By Carl Goodwin in R

February 7, 2018

Cluster of Six

Exploring parliamentary voting patterns with hierarchical clustering

By Carl Goodwin in R

January 29, 2018

Digging Deep

Do we see more planning applications when house sales are depressed?

By Carl Goodwin in R

January 10, 2018

Surprising Stories

A little interactive geospatial mapping and an unexpected find

By Carl Goodwin in R

December 20, 2017

House Sales

A series of events, such as the Financial Crisis and the 2016 Brexit vote, that damped down residential property sales in London

By Carl Goodwin in R

December 17, 2017

Set Operations

When visualising a small number of overlapping sets, Venn diagrams work well. But what if there are more. Here’s a tidy(verse) approach to the exploration of sets and their intersections.

By Carl Goodwin in R

November 14, 2017

Let’s Jitter

Welcome to the tidyverse with data ingestion, cleaning and tidying. And some visualisations of sales data with a little jittering.

By Carl Goodwin in R

September 12, 2017