Aim High ! Go Low ! - Sun, Sep 20, 2020
Bare minimum explainer..
Like I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, I have been doing these weekly
R sessions at my workplace and thoroughly enjoying them. And for these session, we decide to do some #TidyTuesday challenges to learn together. Today’s blog is about that, my journey to attempt the challenge, attempt a fancy blog around it, and then settling for what you are reading right now. Sorry about that!
So it started with looking at the data, which to be fair is a brilliant one this week. It’s public spending on kids by the US government. If it was India, it would have been the best thing ever. Since I am also working with public spending data and have enough work coming up the child education spending space, the dataset could not have come at a better time. Thus began my journey to do something exciting with the data.
After a little exploration I found some pretty neat indicators around education spending and though about looking into that, created a complicated idea in my head and went for it. I wanted to check out the correlation between education and unemployment spending. I was creating this complicated chart which shows trends all across the map of the US, but then I realised how will I communicate all this to folks who are learning in these sessions. The most important thing is that I can show them new ideas around
TI started modifyng my entire work into consumable
R stuff so learning from the script happens smoothly. And this was the end result. Am I happy with it? Not really, I was aiming too high to be satisfied with this. But will it do the job tomorrow? Absolutely. I have done exactly the things I wanted to showcase and hopefully help folks learn along the way.
One the data bit, I am just glad I got to play with this. It has given me so many new ideas, I want to see how many of these are possibly in my use case. This reminds me, Central Square Foundation has come out with this School Eucation in India report, it has a lot of good data references. Do check it out if this kind of thing interests you.