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Plot and Analyze Country Data
Mathematica includes extensive data on countries--that can immediately be accessed, analyzed and visualized.
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Graphics[{EdgeForm[Gray], 

    Catch[ColorData["SolarColors"][

      CountryData[#, "LiteracyFraction"] /. _Missing :> 

        Throw[White]]], CountryData[#, "SchematicPolygon"]} & /@ 

  CountryData["Africa"]]
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