nameSummary: Name Summary

Description Usage Arguments Value


Produces summary statistics and graphics for Williams College graduates between 2004 and 2016. The analysis is focused on the differenced between students that are guessed to be Asian versus students who are guessed not to be Asian. Surname analysis is employed to make this decision. The surnames are compared with 378 common Asian surnames. The positive predictive rate is estimated to be 21





The type of summary statistic or graphic the function will produce. The options are honors, length, and popular.


If the user codes honors, the function will return a bar graph showing the proportion of Asian and non-Asian students that earn Latin and Subject honors. If the user codes length, the function will return a bar graph comparing the lengths of the first and last names of Asian and non-Asian students. If the user codes popular, the function will return a bar graph showing the correlation betweeen the lengths of first and last names, and the proportion of the single most popular name between 2004 and 2016.

jmoss13148/wgd documentation built on May 19, 2019, 1:54 p.m.