Gwilym Lockwood

Gwilym Lockwood

Gwilym first started serious data analysis during his PhD in the neuroscience of language. He learned how to obtain, clean, process, and visualise data to examine his participants’ brain activity during language learning, but soon realised it was more fun to use those same techniques to look at sports statistics. After honing his data skills through scraping cricinfo and falling in love with ggplot2 in R, he decided to switch out of academia and into the big wide world of data visualisation. Outside the office, Gwilym also brews his own beer, which may or may not help the data viz creative process.

Alteryx for R Souls: a quick introduction

Alteryx for R Souls: a quick introduction

I'm an R Soul, I've always been an R Soul, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. The first time I saw the way Alteryx looked on the screen, I wasn't impressed. Drag and drop? Manual selection? Source code hidden underneath a GUI? Nah, I'm not having that, that's why I...

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Vizzes revisited

Vizzes revisited

After a few days of intense Tableau training, one of our first tasks was to take the viz we submitted as part of our first application to The Information Lab. This was a bit of an eye-opener for me. I'd only heard about the position about two days before the deadline,...

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Second Day at The Data School: Makeover Monday (well, Tuesday)

Second Day at The Data School: Makeover Monday (well, Tuesday)

"Don't think about it", Andy says. "Just publish it", Andy says. Duly noted. Our first class assignment is at the end of our second day. It's nothing big; we just have to take one of the most popular Makeover Monday datasets ever and try and match the submissions from...

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