About the Author
Colin Gillespie is Senior lecturer (Associate professor) at Newcastle University, UK. His research interests are high-performance computing and Bayesian statistics. He is regularly employed as a consultant by Jumping Rivers and has been teaching R since 2005.
Robin Lovelace is a researcher at the Leeds Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) and the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA). Robin has many years using R for academic research and has taught numerous R courses at all levels. He has developed a number of popular R resources, including Introduction to Visualising Spatial Data in R and Spatial Microsimulation with R (Lovelace and Dumont 2016). These skills have been applied on a number of projects with real-world applications, including the Propensity to Cycle Tool, a nationally scalable interactive online mapping application and the stplanr package.