Task 5: World Data Investigation


The Our World in Data website has world data. It is nice that they have provided graphics and then the data that they used to generate the graphics. We are going to recreate some of their visualizations in R and then make them better.


  • [ ] Take notes on your reading of the specified ‘R for Data Science’ chapter in the README.md or in a ‘.R’ script in the class task folder
  • [ ] Review the Our World in Data webpage and find a graphic that interests you.
    • [ ] Recreate that graphic in R after downloading the data from their website
  • [ ] Explore the world data on child_mortality and create an interesting graphic that highlights this dataset.
    • [ ] Use devtools::install_github("drsimonj/ourworldindata") to get a larger dataset on child_mortality. This will require install.packages("devtools").
    • [ ] Create a graphic that you could use in a presentation to summarize world child mortality
  • [ ] Include your plots in an .Rmd file with short paragraph describing your plots
  • [ ] Push your .Rmd, .md, and .html to your GitHub repo