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Complex systems theorist, applying complexity theory to the operations of organisations.

Supply Chains Need Protection from Covid-19

Covid-19 coronavirus is bound to have significant impact on global supply chains as it impacts all sectors of the economy. See graphs from the Spectator for illustration. It is also somewhat unprecedented as it in many area both supply and … Continue reading

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Why The UK Covid-19 Strategy is High Risk

Thursday (12th March 2020) afternoon’s post COBRA press conference with the Prime Minister Johnson provided an interesting update on the UK’s strategy to delay the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. It was interesting because it diverts significantly with what many … Continue reading

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Ngrams – Computational Analysis of Google Ngrams Data

I recently did an invited talk for the student linguistics group at York St John University in York. The paper was broadly on the analysis of Ngrams data and was therefore a something of a summary of about 5 papers … Continue reading

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Chip – the Algorithmic Savings App

I came across an App, while aimlessly surfing, it’s an algorithmic savings plan. I think that is the best way to describe it, or at least its a way to describe it. The point of Chip is that when you … Continue reading

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Images for Academic Work

I am always searching for places to get images that I can use in my academic work, teaching slides, presentations etc. To help me, and perhaps others, I have made a list of sources. Creative Commons, and their search facility. … Continue reading

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President Trump Twitter Word Cloud Last 2000 tweets

Had another crack at this, its interesting to see what Trump’s tweets are doing. This is using R and Twitter4J again, so more like the first one that I did.

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