# Lab 1G: What’s the FREQ?

## Lab 1G - What's the FREQ?

### Clean it up!

• In Lab 1F, we saw how we could clean data to make it easier to use and analyze.

– Using the data you cleaned, we can start analyzing a small set of variables from the American Time Use (ATU) survey.

– The process of cleaning and then analyzing data is very common in Data Science.

• In this lab, we'll learn how we can create frequency tables to detect relationships between categorical variables.

– Use the `data()` function to load the `atu_clean` data file to use in this lab.

### How do we summarize categorical variables?

• When we're dealing with categorical variables, we can't just calculate an average to describe a typical value.

– (Honestly, what's the average of categories orange, apple and banana, for instance?)

• When trying to describe categorical variables with numbers, we calculate frequency tables

### Frequency tables?

• When it comes to categories, about all you can do is count or tally how often each category comes up in the data.

• Fill in the blanks below to answer the following: How many more females than males are there in our ATU data??

``````tally(~ ____, data = ____)
``````

### 2-way Frequency Tables

• Counting the categories of a single variable is nice, but often times we want to make comparisons.

• Use a line of code, that's similar to how we facet plots, to tally the number of people with physical challenges and their genders.

Does one `gender` seem to have a higher occurrence of physical challenges than the other? If so, which one and explain your reasoning?

### Interpreting 2-way frequency tables

• Recall that there were 1153 more women than men in our data set.

– If there are more women, then we might expect women to have more physical challenges (compared to men).

• Instead of using counts we use percentages.

• Include: `format = "percent"` as option to the code you used to make your 2-way frequency table. Then answer this question again:

Does one `gender` seem to have a higher occurence of physical challenges than the other? If so, which one and explain your reasoning?

### One final option

• It's often helpful to display totals in our 2-way frequency tables.

– To include them, include `margins = TRUE` as an option in the tally function.

Create a `histogram` and include `type = "percent"` as an option in the function.