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Percentage by Group in R

Steven Sanderson performs a breakdown:

Calculating percentages by group is a common task in data analysis. It allows you to understand the distribution of data within different categories. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process of calculating percentages by group using three popular R packages: Base R, dplyr, and data.table. To keep things simple, we will use the well-known Iris dataset.

The Iris dataset contains information about different species of iris flowers and their measurements, including sepal length, sepal width, petal length, and petal width. We will focus on the ‘Species’ column and calculate the percentage of each species in the dataset.

Read on for the three approaches. I think the Tidyverse approach is the easiest to understand in this case, though all three get you to the answer.