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Introduction to the Dataset

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Your Turn

You’ll be working with the college dataset to run all your analyses.

  1. Create a new project. Make sure you put it somewhere you’ll be able to find it again later!

  2. Download the dataset “college.csv” from https://bit.ly/college-dataset

  3. Create a new R script file or RMarkdown document where you’ll do all of your inferential statistics. Alternatively, download the blank exercises document.

  4. Import the spreadsheet into a dataframe college using readr::read_csv()

Learn More

To learn more about the summarytools package, check out its vignette.

The grade_class variable in the dataset is not a factor, but could become one. To learn about factors, check out Chapter 15 of R for Data Science.

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Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta

October 15, 2021

Hi- the first two links in the 'Learn More' section don't work or exist anymore. Thanks, Gaurav

David Keyes

David Keyes

October 15, 2021

Thanks! I updated one deleted the other, which doesn't appear to exist anymore.

Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta

October 17, 2021

Thanks David- this package (summarytools) has turned out to be one of the most powerful tools I have ever used in R. I have been struggling with using 'weights' for analysing survey data in R and recently came across the 'pollster' package. summarytools can do far more than pollster can and brings R almost at par with what STATA in terms of comprehensive summary stats by with or without incorporating weights.

David Keyes

David Keyes

October 18, 2021

Glad it's so helpful!

Brenda Domeika Ponsot

Brenda Domeika Ponsot

July 15, 2022

Hello - library(summarytools) will not run for me. The error message: Error in library(summarytools) : there is no package called ‘summarytools’

David Keyes

David Keyes

July 15, 2022

Have you installed the summarytools package? If not, you'll need to do that first and then rerun your code.