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Thanks for dropping through!

I started this blog with two goals in mind. The first is to build a portfolio of econometrics and data analysis projects, all with R code embedded. The second is to maintain a writing practice, documenting my thoughts on topics around macro-finance, policy, and heterodox economics.

How I made this

This blog was made using the blogdown R package, in a hugo static blog framework, hosted on github using netlify. This allowed me to get a basic blog template up and running with just a few commands:

install.packages("blogdown")
blogdown::install_hugo()
library(shiny)
new_site(dir = "~blog", tall_hugo = TRUE, format = "toml", sample = TRUE, 
    theme = "yihui/hugo-lithium", hostname = "github.com")
blogdown::new_post("First Post")
blogdown::new_post("Visualising UK Breathalyser Data")

blogdown::serve_site()
blogdown::hugo_build()