March 10, 2016
The Data School Gym: How do Female and Male Literacy Rates Compare Across the World?
In the spirit of International Women’s Day, I came up with this challenge for the Data School Gym. What’s the Data School Gym? It’s a series of challenges we post on our internal social network as a way to test each other’s skills.
Today’s test was inspired by this blog post from John Mathis in which you have to create a 45 degree reference line to aid in the analysis of comparing two groups. If you’d like to take the challenge, you can download the data here and here are the requirements:
- Show female vs. male literacy rates on a scatterplot
- Include a dot for each country
- Create a 45 degree line so that you can clearly see which group has the higher literacy rate
- Color-code the dots to indicate whether females or males have a higher literacy rate
You can download my workbook below to see how I created it, but give it a go on your own before you look at my solution (or John’s).