HistData v0.8-1


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Data Sets from the History of Statistics and Data Visualization

The 'HistData' package provides a collection of small data sets that are interesting and important in the history of statistics and data visualization. The goal of the package is to make these available, both for instructional use and for historical research. Some of these present interesting challenges for graphics or analysis in R.

Functions in HistData

Name Description
Armada La Felicisima Armada
CushnyPeebles Cushny-Peebles Data: Soporific Effects of Scopolamine Derivatives
Fingerprints Waite's data on Patterns in Fingerprints
Arbuthnot Arbuthnot's data on male and female birth ratios in London from 1629-1710.
Cavendish Cavendish's Determinations of the Density of the Earth
DrinksWages Elderton and Pearson's (1910) data on drinking and wages
Dactyl Edgeworth's counts of dactyls in Virgil's Aeneid
Bowley Bowley's data on values of British and Irish trade, 1855-1899
Cholera William Farr's Data on Cholera in London, 1849
ChestSizes Chest measurements of 5738 Scottish Militiamen
Michelson Michelson's Determinations of the Velocity of Light
Nightingale Florence Nightingale's data on deaths from various causes in the Crimean War
Jevons W. Stanley Jevons' data on numerical discrimination
Macdonell Macdonell's Data on Height and Finger Length of Criminals, used by Gosset (1908)
Galton Galton's data on the heights of parents and their children
GaltonFamilies Galton's data on the heights of parents and their children, by child
Guerry Data from A.-M. Guerry, "Essay on the Moral Statistics of France"
HistData-package Data sets from the History of Statistics and Data Visualization
PolioTrials Polio Field Trials Data
PearsonLee Pearson and Lee's data on the heights of parents and children classified by gender
Prostitutes Parent-Duchatelet's time-series data on the number of prostitutes in Paris
Pyx Trial of the Pyx
SnowMap Draw John Snow's Map of Cholera in London
Wheat Playfair's Data on Wages and the Price of Wheat
Quarrels Statistics of Deadly Quarrels
ZeaMays Darwin's Heights of Cross- and Self-fertilized Zea May Pairs
Yeast Student's (1906) Yeast Cell Counts
Snow John Snow's Map and Data on the 1854 London Cholera Outbreak
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Type Package
Date 2016-12-22
License GPL
LazyLoad yes
LazyData yes
VignetteBuilder knitr
RoxygenNote 5.0.1
Repository CRAN
Repository/R-Forge/Project histdata
Repository/R-Forge/Revision 113
Repository/R-Forge/DateTimeStamp 2017-01-09 14:13:05
Date/Publication 2017-01-09 17:11:28
NeedsCompilation no
Packaged 2017-01-09 14:26:39 UTC; rforge

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