Introduction to dplyr

What is dplyr? Well, dplyr can be perceived as a grammar of data manipulation. It has been created for the R community by Hadley Wickham, Romain Francois, and RStudio.

What does dplyr give the Tableau user? We will use dplyr in order to cleanse, summarize, group, chain, filter, and visualize our data in Tableau.

Summarizing the data with dplyr

Firstly, let's import the packages that we need. These packages are listed in the following table, followed by the code itself.

Packages required for the hands-on exercise:

Package Name




Search, extract, and format data from the World Bank's World Development Indicators


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