Hello and welcome to my blog-profile-thing.

Currently this just acts like a personal profile with some links to publications (talks, posters, and so on) but I may add random blog posts on whatever little things I find interesting during my day-to-day work and/or hobbying.

Latest updates

Visualisation driven analytics

Novel 'point and click' tools for general and population statistical analysis

ANZSC Virtual Conference 2021

The utility of data resources is often limited by technical barriers to accessing and analysing the available data. In response to this need, we have developed two software tools that reduce the cost, security, and skill restrictions affecting the use of data. Both tools are developed using the R software platform. The first software tool is ‘iNZight’—an R-based freeware package that provides a mouse-driven user interface to a wide range of R packages for analysis and graphics.

Democratising Data Science: Some iNZights into Empowering the Many

A discussion piece for the Harvard Data Science Review

A commentary on a paper about data science at Berkeley, discussing the importance of providing tools to remove barriers and democratise access to data. DOI: 10.1162/99608f92.85206ff9

Analysing Surveys with iNZight

A 5-minute talk for the Innovations in Applied Data Symposium.

Survey data has a huge importance for many research groups, but many software tools require users to understand the survey design and know how to specify it to the relevent program. iNZight is a graphical user interface for R that lets researchers quickly and efficiently visualise and explore their data. Recent changes to iNZight allow users to forget the design and focus on what matters: exploring their data. For more information, visit https://inzight.

iNZight, Surveys, and the IDI

A UoA Department of Statistics seminar.

iNZight was originally designed to teach students core data analysis skills without the need for coding. However, it is also a powerful research development tool, allowing researchers low on time, money, or both to quickly obtain simple (or advanced) statistics without having to learn to code or pay an expensive programmer/statistician to do the work for them. iNZight now handles survey designs natively (without even needing to specify the design!