Sophie Rotgeri


I'm a science journalism student at TU Dortmund and with journocode since the beginning. Asking questions is my job. That goes for people as well as data. Fingerprint: 9DEB 8D57 78C6 28E4 bound to s.rotgeri@gmx.de

mail: rotgeri@journocode.com
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R exercise: Analysing data

R exercise: Analysing data

While using R for your everyday calculations is so much more fun than using your smartphone, that’s not the (only) reason we’re here. So let’s move on to the real thing: How to make data tell us a story.

First you’ll need some data. You haven’t learned how to get and clean data, yet. We’ll get to that later. For now you can practice on this data set. The data journalists at Berliner Morgenpost used it to take a closer look at refugees in Germany and kindly put the clean data set online. You can also play around with your own set of data. Feel free to look for something entertaining on the internet – or in hidden corners of your hard drive. Remember to save your data in your working directory to save yourself some unneccessary typing.