About this site

The personal website of Duncan Garmonsway.

I am a data scientist in the UK Government Digital Service and have previously worked for Scottish Power and various New Zealand ministries. I studied English Literature at University College London and Applied Statistics at Victoria University of Wellington.

I wrote Spreadsheet Munging Strategies, a guide to getting data out of complex spreadsheets using my R packages tidyxl and unpivotr. I am an ROpenSci reviewer. Find more of my work on CRAN and GitHub.

I am a Christian and have been a member of the choirs of Wellington Cathedral of Saint Paul, St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow, and Pinner Parish Church. I play the violin, badminton, and go cycle touring.

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