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Using R, ggplot2, and ggthemes to analyze seasonality of National Park Visits

Using R, ggplot2, and ggthemes to analyze seasonality of National Park Visits

The last posts have analyzed visitation to sites within four southeastern National Parks using waffle charts.  Now, I want to dig deeper into the seasonality of those visits to help pinpoint the best time to take a vacation there based on my own preferences for smaller crowds. We’re going to continue using the visits data table created in the last post. Using dplyr we are going to transform the data to be grouped by park and month. #Seasonality of National…

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Ironing Waffle Charts to Analyze Visits to National Parks

Ironing Waffle Charts to Analyze Visits to National Parks

I have to admit, this Waffle package has a sense of humor.  It’s pretty clever to label the function for combining waffle charts “iron”. After my look into the traffic patterns for the Grand Canyon, I wanted to get a sense of context for how visitation to the Grand Canyon differs from other large Intermountain region parks.  I again pulled data from the Nation Parks Service here. This time I selected Yellowstone, Zion, and Bryce Canyon in addition to the Grand Canyon….

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