Insuretech adoption success

I read a great article on the Daily Fintech by Stephen Goldstein talking about the relationship between Insuretech and Insurance companies and the impediments to a culture of innovation. In essence, Insurance can gain competitive advantage by providing a service that is more and more tailored to customer experience. The real impediment to furthering innovation in…

Book Review: Risk and Reward by Stephen Catlin

2016 was one of my most productive years for reading books, While working at Admiral Insurance, I commuted to Cardiff in south Wales from my small home town on train, taking around 80 minutes each way. A large portion of my commute was taken up in riding the tired pacer trains operated by Arriva Trains…

Unsubscribe from all your YouTube channels with one weird trick

Here’s a short one for you. I have wanted to clear my list of subscribed channels in YouTube for a long time. Unfortunately, it seems that in recent years, there’s no automated way of doing this. If, like me you are subscribed to a lot of channels on YouTube, this means that you need to…

Calculate average ranking in R

Here is short post to describe how to calculate the average rank from a set of multiple ranks listed in different data.frames in R. This is a fairly straightforward procedure, however, it took me more time than I anticipated to make this work. To begin with, let's create a set of data.frames with and randomly…

Be pragmatic about your choice of laptop in Bioinformatics

Recently I have been familiarising myself with analysing microarray data in R.  Statistics and Analysis for Microarrays Using R and Bioconductor by Sorin Draghici is proving to be indispensible in guiding me through retrieving microarray data from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), performing typical quality control on samples and  normalizing expression data over multiple samples. As an…