R

Why I love data.table (or, 'All of the datas, and none of RAMs...')

A five minute overview of why data.table is awesome. It's fast, indexed, and holds more data than you can with plain data.frames.

Driving R adoption in an NHS information service, barriers and solutions

Summary of our use and adoption of R, and how this might help other organisations.

Regression Modelling in R

A two-hour practical workshop on regression modelling, run twice on the second day of the conference.

NHSRdatasets

NHSRdatasets - a collaborative datasets package for teach and learning R in healthcare contexts

Reflections on building my first few R packages

HEDfunctions, FunnelPlotR and NHSRdatasets reflections

Driving R adoption in an NHS information service, barriers and solutions

Summary of our use and adoption of R, and how this might help other organisations.

SQL Server Database connections in R

Getting data into R One of the things I found most difficult when learning R was getting data from our SQL Servers into R to analyse. It is easy to load csv files, or pull example datasets from packages, but a little more knowledge is required to connect to external databases. I think this is a common problem for my NHS colleagues when learning R and probably for others too.

Introduction to Funnel Plots

An introduction to funnel plots, and using the CMFunnels package