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Disambiguating Country Names (01_08)

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Your Turn

Open the 01_08 project. Then, within the your-turn.R file:

Combine the rnaturalearthdata::countries110 dataset with gapminder_2007 and create a choropleth comparing country populations.

  1. Use countryname() to add a column to gapminder_2007 that contains the ISO3C country codes

  2. Join together the countries110 and gapminder_2007 dataset using your new column

  3. Use mapview() to visualise the lifeExp column

Learn More

The Gapminder dataset used in this video comes from Hans Rosling’s TED Talk and I highly recommend watching it. The animated GIF included in my slides was produced using the gganimate package using this script.

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