Got my MSc dissertation mark today. Passed!
Code had 32 sets of ‘place markers’ – one for each LA, all basically identical except that each LA’s markers were added to a different cluster group. Nightmare to maintain – if I change one thing, I have to change it 31 more times (exactly the same change). Chances for mistakes very high.
So spent today hacking this to a routine. Not helped by wasting hours forgetting that ‘=’ sets a variable’s value, while ‘==’ gets the value. GRR!
I now have a forest of markers over Scotland.
Next step is to bring back the clustering.