an exhaustive review of data science fundamentals

I am now available for Management Consultant | Data Scientist roles. Please get in touch if you need my help. During the last eight years, I spent considerable time analysing data, with a focus on prediction and inference. It naturally led me to the emerging Data Science field which, at the same time, had been exploding with powerful and accessible tools and techniques. Using an increasingly broader and more advanced range of solutions ultimately fuelled a thirst to gain more extensive and in-depth knowledge in all crucial aspects of the discipline. [Read More]

Planning weekly food

using R to menu plan and create a food budget

Introduction A few years ago I woke up to an epiphany, realising that I was becoming my dad. I had started a campaign of dealing with wastefulness, switching off lights and eating leftovers to name but a few examples. I set out to transform our menu planning and the weekly food shop as part of this crusade. Menu planning is a chore which comes easily to some. For others like me, though, it is just another thing to think about on top of an already busy life. [Read More]

Low-cost housing in South Africa

Reporting state changes of large-scale programmes over time

Introduction The purpose of this case study is to explore aspects in reporting state changes of large-scale programmes over time. A state change in this context refers to the shift in statuses of multiple activities performed during the delivery of a project, the project forming part of a more extensive body programme of works (concentrated portfolio of project activities). We could attempt this using Excel, and perhaps we’ll be successful as the current dataset only contains c. [Read More]