About this blog

Who is David Friggens? Why is he taking up precious space on the web?

About Me

I currently find myself working as a data analyst (data scientist?) in the private sector, after several years in public sector organisations. My academic background is mathematical logic and theoretical computer science, and I spent some years working in libraries. Most of my time outside of work is consumed by my young family for now.

I occasionally find time to play around with code and data for my own curiosity, and having a blog is proving to be an easy and convenient place to publish things I want to share.


A random sample of technical books from my shelves (some of which I have read):


Preferred comments/contact is via Twitter. Alternatively, you can reach me by changing a dot to an @ in the domain.


Nothing in here is my own view, but was forced upon me at gunpoint by my wife. (Apologies to Peter Gutmann.)

More seriously, this site is entirely personal — any views are nothing to do with any previous, current, or future employers.


The blog is written in R markdown, produced with the Distill R package, and hosted on GitHub Pages.


If you see mistakes or want to suggest changes, please create an issue on the source repository.


Text and figures are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 4.0. Source code is available at https://github.com/dakvid/dakvid.github.io, unless otherwise noted. The figures that have been reused from other sources don't fall under this license and can be recognized by a note in their caption: "Figure from ...".