Targets and other tools to make college comparison website

rOpenSci package or resource used

The {targets} R package user manual for the targets and tarchetypes packages

What did you do?

I made a 13,424 page website,, to compare US colleges; it tracks things like graduation rates and finances over time, as well as distributions of degrees by fields. It was featured in the New York Times (gift link).

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Field(s) of application

Selecting colleges for enrollment or employment, comparison of institutions, comparison of fields


I’m still not fully satisfied with how the tabs for the index page table works. I’m sure there’s lots of improvements to make, too.

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At a first glance, this is an impressive assembly of information.

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