Alastair Sanderson


I aim to help people get more from their data, through direct analysis and especially visualisation. I have a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Birmingham and worked for over 10 years in academic research. You can access my old academic website here.

The R language for data analysis

After discovering the statistical and data analysis software package, R, in 2004, I became very interested in applied statistics, machine learning and data science in general.

My R-related experience includes the following:


You can view and access all of my peer-reviewed published papers on the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System here, which are also summarised on Scopus.

These webpages were created with Emacs org mode.

The banner logo depicts a kernel-smoothed density estimate of a bimodal distribution of 20 data points, with the best-fit twin Gaussian curves also shown. It is a simplified version of figure 12 from my 2009 paper and was created in R.