The best way to learn data wrangling skills is to apply them to a specific case study. Here you'll learn how to clean and filter the United Nations voting dataset using the dplyr package, and how to summarize it into smaller, interpretable units.
Once you've cleaned and summarized data, you'll want to visualize them to understand trends and extract insights. Here you'll use the ggplot2 package to explore trends in United Nations voting within each country over time.
While visualization helps you understand one country at a time, statistical modeling lets you quantify trends across many countries and interpret them together. Here you'll learn to use the tidyr, purrr, and broom packages to fit linear models to each country, and understand and compare their outputs.
In this chapter, you'll learn to combine multiple related datasets, such as incorporating information about each resolution's topic into your vote analysis. You'll also learn how to turn untidy data into tidy data, and see how tidy data can guide your exploration of topics and countries over time.