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In the last month I discovered two things that changed my life: audiobooks and Yuval Harari. The former completely transformed my daily commute, the latter changed the way I think about the surrounding world (with more appreciation for history and politics, to say the least). The cocktail of the two made my brain cells sing. Harari published two books in the last three years: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and more recently: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.

Did Disney Princesses Distort Girl Names in USA?

My goal is to analyse how frequency of names found among Disney female characters changed over time in the US. Specifically, I want to see if the movie release had any impact on their popularity. For this purpose, I will use babynames dataset that is available on CRAN. The idea for the exercise was inspired by Sean Kross’ blog post Short description of the dataset from CRAN package description