Intro to data structure (by way of a calming Spring scene)

I’m going to explain proper data structure — following the tidy data principles — using a calming Spring scene because that’s all our brains can handle right now.

The Spring Scene

A Red Bird laid five eggs in a tree. Her friend, the Blue Bird, laid three eggs in the same tree. The Red Bird also laid four eggs in the tree next door (it was a busy Spring!). Each egg varied in colour and…