Web App for Viewing Baby Names in the U.S Over Time
***Work done originally on August 2020***
Ever dreamed of what to name your future children or curious how popular a particular name is? Love interactive web apps?
Well say no more!
This blog post will be based on a web app I made using R Shiny. The web app allows you to type in a name and gender and see how many babies were born from 1880–2018 via bar plot.
When using the app, always type the name of the person with the first letter capitalized. Otherwise, you might get a empty result.
With that said, check it out! Type in some names, have fun and you just might find some interesting results and trends! :)
The data comes from ‘babynames’ package in the programming language R. This dataset has a list of baby names of people born in the United States from 1880 to 2018 and comes from the United States SSA (Social Security Administration).
*** Please note for safety reasons, names that were used less than 5 times are omitted.***
Hope you enjoyed my web app and hope you learned something new!!
Github link to source code: https://github.com/thatdatascienceguy/thatdatascienceguyblog/tree/master/BabyNameApp