# Analytics 2015

I will be attending Analytics 2015 in November, where some work at BA will be presented: Using Text Mining and Natural Language Processing to Automate the Classification of Passenger Complaints.

I will be attending Analytics 2015 in November, where some work at BA will be presented: Using Text Mining and Natural Language Processing to Automate the Classification of Passenger Complaints.

Some of my dissertation work on data visualisation is now in use by the National Records of Scotland: Top 20 boys’ names, 2002 – 2014 and Top 20 girls’ names, 2002 – 2014 More info Life Expectancy at Birth, Scotland and its Council areas 2011-2013 More info

My MSc dissertation is available for download here, as a 7.54Mb PDF. Here’s the abstract: This project explores the use of interactive visualisations to augment the extensive data published by the National Records of Scotland. Good visualisation can illustrate key trends in statistical data, increasing impact and accessibility; great visualisation can go further, and enable …

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…appears to be four (an infinite improvement). I coauthored a paper with Gary Greaves, whose recent paper Edge-signed graphs with smallest eigenvalue greater than -2 also saw contributions from Jack Koolen and Akhiro Munemasa. They both have an Erdős number of two (each via Chris Godsil, who is an Erdős coauthor), making Gary a three …

Given my previous anthroponomastical adventures I knew I’d want to play around with the popular names datasets during my project. Whilst I should only be thinking about visualisation rather than analysis, spend enough time compiling values from two dozen Excel files and you’ll inevitably start noticing patterns (even when they aren’t really there). So this …

A month in, I am starting to produce my own d3 visualisations essentially from scratch. This example is an interactive version of Figure 2.4 from The Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends (158th Edition). The user can select from many more years, but as only one is shown at a time clutter is reduced …

For the dissertation component of my MSc I’ll be working with the National Records of Scotland on a project entitled Data Visualisation of Scottish Demographic Information. Here’s a first dip into the world of D3, lightly adapted from these examples of chord diagrams. The data shown are Migration flows between Council areas for 2011-12 (most …

Earlier in the year I participated in the building of a `Giant 4D Buckyball’ sculpture; the first of its kind in the UK, and assembled by a team of twenty during the opening day of the University of Edinburgh’s Innovative Learning Week. I then represented the project at the ASCUS Art and Science Salon as …

In the previous post we saw how we could project polyhedra into the plane, and use some simple properties about planar graphs to classify all the possible Platonic solids. In this post we’ll finally get to the buckyball, by considering a less restrictive class of polyhedra: the fullerenes. The Platonic solids were extremely regular: every …

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How can we represent a 3-dimensional object such a cube in only 2-dimensions, such as on a flat piece of paper? This is the problem of projection, and it inevitably introduces inaccuracies. Different choices of perspective will alter what features survive the projection process. For instance, a perfect cube has all faces square, with corner …

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