Visualize Data with a Bar Chart - Clarification Please

Hello

The projects require us to do an app that is functionally similar to this: <<examplar>>. My understanding is that we should strive to do something that is original and not an exact copy of the <<examplar>>. Am I correct here?

In the “Data Visualization Projects - Visualize Data with a Bar Chart”, we are asked to use the fcc dataset provided. In that case, we will almost certainly end up with something that looks identical to the <<examplar>>.

Are we allowed to use a different dataset?

Thanks
David