# The Bachelor (TV Show) [Data Visualization]

By Oliver C. Stringham in tidy-tuesday data-visualization r

January 31, 2021

This week I explored a dataset of contestants on the TV show The Bachelor (>20 seasons). I plotted the age of contestants across seasons with available data. Basically, the age of contestants has not changed over time (linear regression backs this up). The average age is between 25 and 27 with some variation from 21 to 34. On the plot, the dots show the average age and vertical lines represent 95 quantile intervals. Hover over each dot (on desktop) to see the data value. Plot made in R with ggplot2 and converted to html using ggiraph. Code below plot.

## R Code

```
library(dplyr)
library(ggplot2)
library(scales)
library(ggiraph)
library(glue)
library(htmlwidgets)
# load data from https://data.world/aerispaha/the-bachelor-contestants/workspace/file?filename=historical_bachelor_contestants.csv
df = read.csv('historical_bachelor_contestants.csv')
# dot plot median age per year
p =
df %>%
group_by(Season) %>%
summarise(mean_age = mean(Age, na.rm = TRUE),
sd = sd(Age, na.rm = TRUE),
lower = quantile(Age, probs = 0.025, na.rm = TRUE),
upper = quantile(Age, probs = 0.975, na.rm = TRUE)) %>%
mutate(hover = glue("Season: {Season}\nMean Age: {round(mean_age,1)}")) %>%
ggplot(aes(y = mean_age, x = Season)) +
geom_pointrange_interactive(aes(ymin = lower, ymax = upper,
data_id = mean_age, tooltip = hover)) +
# geom_pointrange(aes(ymin = lower, ymax = upper)) +
scale_x_continuous(breaks = scales::breaks_width(2)) +
scale_y_continuous(breaks = scales::breaks_width(4)) +
labs(y = "Age") +
# coord_flip() +
theme_bw()
# p
x = girafe(ggobj = p)
x
# save html
# saveWidget(x, file = 'plots/bachelor_age.html', selfcontained = TRUE)
# saveRDS(x, 'plot.rds')
# linear regression of age across seasons
df %>%
lm(formula = Age ~ Season) %>%
summary()
# linear regression of the variation of age across seasons
df %>%
group_by(Season) %>%
summarise(sd = sd(Age, na.rm = TRUE),
mean = mean(Age, na.rm = TRUE),
cv = sd/mean) %>%
lm(formula = cv ~ Season) %>%
summary()
```