Life satisfaction and data wrangling

Data wrangling is not what some people would call fun.

I co-authored ‘Covid By Numbers’ to help explain epidemic statistics. Penguin Random House published this book on 7th October 2021. We finished major updates to the manuscript back in May. That means some graphs and statistics in the book refer to figures published back in that month. When David Spiegelhalter and I came to give a presentation, that needed updating.

I created the original graphs in R, later translated to the publisher ‘house’ style: