An R package of my frequently-used functions


Given my repeated use of certain functions that are otherwise unavailable, I decided to build an R package for it.

My Life In Months


Many of us have recently had more time to reflect on things. One artifact of this reflection is My Life In Months: a chart that explains each month of your life. Like many, I find it a useful way to get some perspective. To me, it is the most meta personal dashboard available. And I've found a tweak to make it even more realistic.



They think it's all over. It is now.

Tracking Covid-19


At this time of this post, I can't find any analysis that uses per-capita data on a log scale. For that reason, I've done this analysis myself.

Work in our friendly team!


There's a great job opening in our team and I wanted to tell you more.

My R code snippets


I keep a list of frequently-used code snippets that I find valuable and, in the spirit of the R community, I thought it best to share them.

Holiday ideas


Yes, it is a first world problem, but we always struggle with holiday destinations. I prefer flying upside down towards somewhere different, whilst my wife and boy aren't keen on heat or long flights. For that reason, I made this analysis to find somewhere that suits us all.

Who you know?


I recently presented some of my work on building networks of investment managers. Here are some more details.

Asset manager evaluation


Back in the day, I wrote research papers about investment practice. One example concerned how asset owners could better evaluate the investment performance of their asset managers. As I still like the idea, I thought that I'd share it with you, given that the materials are already in the public domain. Basically, the idea is to view performance in the way that a Bayesian would.

Brexit vote analysis


I wanted a better understanding of the Brexit vote and so thought I'd analyse it. In this post, I therefore plot the Brexit vote and winning parliamentary party from 2016 by constituency, leaning heavily on the parlitools and ggiraph packages.

Who bats best?


Cricket commentators often bang on about changes in batting quality through the ages. Or they say that batting order matters to averages ... or vice-versa. But is there anything in these questions? In this post, I try and find out a bit.

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