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D2I Case Studies 001: Open Source Data Analysis for Councils


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7 May 2021

7 May 2021

Version 1.0

Alistair Herbert, James Rapkin

D2I, Case study, Southend on Sea

In 2018, data teams at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council saw the potential of open source analysis tools like R to enhance the
council’s data work. Three years later, that vision is generating daily value for services across children’s and public health
departments. How did it happen, and what good is it doing?

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