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Data Science: An Introduction/Thinking Like a Programmer

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Chapter 08: Thinking Like a Programmer



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This Project #1, which spans two chapters. Assemble into groups of 3 or 4 students. This group will do the entire project together.

  1. As a group look at several data sets on the Census website. Collectively choose one table and download it. Choose a subset of the table to analyze.
  2. Enter the data into R. Use R to produce tables and draw plots of your data. Identify any interesting results.
  3. Prepare a slide presentation that includes a description of your methods, a table of your results, a graph or plot of your results, significant findings, and a list of several things the group learned on its own about data science during the course of this project.

Note: Your group can specialize on tasks, but everyone needs to participate in all phases of the assignment. Also, the chapters covered to this point do not teach you everything you need to know to do this assignment. Please do the best you can with what you know. This assignment is not just to show the instructor how much of the previous chapters you have learned, but the assignment is a learning experience in and of itself. The assignment is designed for the students to discover knowledge not contained in the chapters.

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