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    Welcome to your workspace! In this walkthrough, you will learn the basics of Workspace as you load data and explore it with R!

    Keep an eye out for 💪  icons throughout the notebook. These will indicate opportunities for you to try out Workspace for yourself!

    🏃  Import the data

    If you click on the file browser icon, you can see that you have access to event_details.csv, a file that contains ticket sales of different events. The cell imports the data and previews it.

    Go ahead and try to run the cell now to import and inspect the data!

    To run a cell, click inside it and click "Run" or the ► icon. You can also use Shift-Enter to run a selected cell and automatically switch to the next cell.

    # Import tidyverse
    # Import the data
    event_details <- read_csv("event_details.csv", show_col_types = FALSE)
    # Preview the data frame

    💪  Browse through the interactive table to see if you can already learn anything from the data!

    The glimpse() function prints the structure of a data frame. For each column, you can find its name, data type, a preview of the first few values in the column.


    🎨  Visualize the data

    An essential skill in exploratory analysis is data visualization. Let's look at the total number of tickets sold by event category. To do so, we will group the data frame by the category_name and take the sum of all tickets sold per category.

    # Group the data frame by the category_name column
    category_totals <- event_details %>%
    	group_by(category_name) %>% 
    	summarize(total_sales = sum(total_sold)) %>%
    # Preview the new data frame

    Workspace has a handy chart cell that allows you to quickly generate and customize different chart types. Let's use a bar chart to visualize the data frame we created above.

    Select the cell below and click "Refresh" to generate the chart!

    💪  Be sure to try out other data visualizations by adjusting the chart type, the x-axis, y-axis, and grouping options!

    Current Type: Bar
    Current X-axis: total_sales
    Current Y-axis: category_name
    Current Color: None

    Total tickets sold by event category

    🔬  Go forth and analyze!

    Well done! You have successfully used R to load data and explore the resulting data frame. Feel free to continue to explore the data and expand on this workspace.

    When you're finished, make sure to publish your work which can be shared with peers and featured on your DataCamp profile.

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