Tidy Beginnings (Tidy Tuesday week 26)

A few weeks ago, I undertook my first Tidy Tuesday prompt. If you’re not familiar, Tidy Tuesday is a weekly data project put together by the r4ds community on Twitter. Using the tidyverse in R, participants clean, restructure, and visualize data from a host of interesting sources.

Week 26, my first, looked at invasive species around the world and then more specifically in Africa. After an attempt at creating a cartogram for this dataset which absolutely failed to launch due to software issues (and which I will write about at a future date to save everyone else the headache), I settled with a choropleth map and dumbbell plot to focus in on invasive plant species.

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