Class discussion exercises

Textbook questions, chapter 2: 1, 2, 4

Do it yourself

Textbook question 7

Practice

Complete these exercises by writing your responses into an Rmarkdown document. Give your Rmd file to another group member, outputting to html and see if they can knit it.

  1. Download the chocolates data set, and read into R (recommend using read_csv from the tidyverse suite).

About the data: The chocolates data was compiled by students in a previous class of Prof Cook, by collecting nutrition information on the chocolates as listed on their internet sites. All numbers were normalised to be equivalent to a 100g serving. Units of measurement are listed in the variable name.

  1. Take a look at the type of variables in the data. If your question is “How do milk and dark chocolates differ?” what type of problem have you got?
  2. Compute the means and standard deviations for milk and dark on each of the variables. Make a nice table summary. (Try using the pipe operator, with the wrangling verbs group_by and summarise, and make the table with the kableExtra package.)
  3. Make side-by-side boxplots for each of the variables, for type of chocolate. (Use the grammar of graphics in ggplot2.) Write a paragraph explaining how the type of chocolate differs nutritionally.
  4. Compute two sample t-tests for each of the variables. Which variable most distinguishes the chocolate type? (This may need to be done using the base R function.)