Simon Grundt Straubinger

Simon Grundt Straubinger

Data Analyst

City of Copenhagen


This is my personal website. I am a Data Analyst at the Health and Care Administration, City of Copenhagen. I work on the development of analytical tools and evidence-based insights to help improve healthcare and elderly care in the Danish capital.

I studied Political Science (scient.pol.) at the University of Southern Denmark focusing on the welfare state and quantitative methods. During my studies I worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark.

My interests on the blog are mainly data related e.g. data gathering, wrangling and exploring, visualizations, polling and text as data. I mostly use R for data processing (e.g. {tidyverse}, {tidytext}), modelling (e.g. {tidymodels}) and visualizations (e.g. {ggplot2}, {shiny}, {sf}, {tmap}).





Recent Posts

Hvad koster de danske mønter?

En mønt har to værdier: den nominelle værdi, som er fastsat af den udstedende nationalbank, og metalværdien, som er bestemt af de internationale råstofpriser. Man kan tage den danske 1-krone som eksempel.

The Beauty of Scientific Papers: the Case of APSR

How has the design trends of scientific papers developed through the last 350 years? That was the question addressed by an interesting Paperpile blog post some years ago. The journals explored however were mainly from the natural sciences.


Data Visualizations made with R and ggplot2

COVID-19 deaths in the EU

Number of COVID-19 deaths in the EU

COVID-19 in the Danish municipalities

Cases of COVID-19 in the 98 Danish municipalities in the fall of 2020.

Districts of Copenhagen

Population and disposable income in the 10 districts of Copenhagen.


Number and share of people in each generation in Denmark.

Mobility in Denmark during COVID-19

Mobility in Denmark and Danish regions during COVID-19 according to data from Google and Apple.

Readability of speeches delivered by the Danish PM

LIX (readability measure) of the Opening of Parliament Speeches and New Year Addresses delivered by Danish Prime Ministers.