In-class worksheet 8

Feb 8, 2018

In this worksheet, we will use the library tidyverse:

library(tidyverse)

1. Making wide tables longer

Consider the following data set, which contains information about income and religious affiliation in the US:

pew <- read.csv("http://wilkelab.org/classes/SDS348/data_sets/pew.csv", stringsAsFactors=F, check.names=F)
head(pew)
##             religion below10k from10to20k from20to30k from30to40k
## 1           Agnostic       27          34          60          81
## 2            Atheist       12          27          37          52
## 3           Buddhist       27          21          30          34
## 4           Catholic      418         617         732         670
## 5 Don't know/refused       15          14          15          11
## 6   Evangelical Prot      575         869        1064         982
##   from40to50k from50to75k from75to100k from100to150k above150k no_answer
## 1          76         137          122           109        84        96
## 2          35          70           73            59        74        76
## 3          33          58           62            39        53        54
## 4         638        1116          949           792       633      1489
## 5          10          35           21            17        18       116
## 6         881        1486          949           723       414      1529

This table is not tidy, because income levels are used as column headers rather than as levels of an income variable.

Use gather() to turn this table into a table with three columns, one for religion, one for income (called income), and one for the count of people with the respective combination of income and religion (called count).

# R code goes here.

Now call the income column income_level and the count column number_of_people.

# R code goes here.

Now, instead of gathering data from all columns, gather only the data from columns below10k, from20to30k, and from50to75k, such that your final dataframe contains only these three income levels. Sort your final data frame according to religion and then income_level.

# R code goes here.

2. Making long tables wider

Consider the following data set, which contains information about the sex, weight, and height of 200 individuals:

persons <- read.csv("http://wilkelab.org/classes/SDS348/data_sets/persons.csv", stringsAsFactors=F)
head(persons)
##   subject indicator value
## 1       1       sex     M
## 2       1    weight    77
## 3       1    height   182
## 4       2       sex     F
## 5       2    weight    58
## 6       2    height   161

Is this data set tidy? And can you rearrange it so that you have one column for subject, one for sex, one for weight, and one for height?

# R code goes here.

For the data set diamonds from the ggplot2 package, create a table displaying the mean price for each combination of cut and clarity. Then use spread() to rearrange this table into a wide format, such that there is a column of mean prices for each cut level (Fair, Good, Very Good, etc.).

# R code goes here.

3. If this was easy

Take the sepal lengths from the iris dataset and put them into a wide table so that is one data column per species. You might be tempted to do this with the following code, which however doesn’t work. Can you explain why?

# If you remove the # sign in the line below you will get an error; this code doesn't work
# iris %>% select(Sepal.Length, Species) %>% spread(Species, Sepal.Length)

Explanation goes here.

# R code goes here.