Exercise

# Transforming the explanatory variable

If there is no straight line relationship between the response variable and the explanatory variable, it is sometimes possible to create one by transforming one or both of the variables. Here, you'll look at transforming the explanatory variable.

You'll take another look at the Taiwan real estate dataset, this time using the distance to the nearest MRT (metro) station as the explanatory variable. You'll use code to make every commuter's dream come true: shortening the distance to the metro station by taking the square root. Take that, geography!

`taiwan_real_estate`

is available and `ggplot2`

and `tibble`

are loaded.

Instructions 1/4

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*Run the code provided, and look at the plot.*- Edit the plot so the x aesthetic is square root transformed.
*Look at the new plot. Notice how the numbers on the x-axis have changed. This is a different line to what was shown before. Do the points track the line more closely?*