Data Transitions: visualising and animating patient flow

Neil Pettinger / John MacKintosh

What is R?

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How does it compare to Excel?

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  • open source - free to use
  • 1000 functions in base installation
  • several updates to base installation per year
  • 12000 + user contributed packages
  • machine learning, mapping, medical imaging

2014 - Rows of Dots

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But can you tell me about what that original plot sought to demonstrate? Response 1 I can’t remember exactly where rows of dots came from but when I first experimented with them I just had two horizontal rows on a 24-hour timeline. Red arrivals were the top line. Blue departures were the line below.

2017 Red, Green and Grey Dots