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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.

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HistData

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.

Some of the data sets have examples which reproduce an historical graph or analysis. These are meant mainly as starters for more extensive re-analysis or graphical elaboration.

They are part of a program of research called statistical historiography (Friendly, 2007; Friendly & Denis, 2001; Friendly et-al, 2016) meaning the use of statistical methods to study problems and questions in the history of statistics and graphics. They are also used in a forthcoming book on the history of data visualization (Friendly & Wainer, 2018).

References

Friendly, M. (2007). A Brief History of Data Visualization. In Chen, C., Hardle, W. & Unwin, A. (eds.)
Handbook of Computational Statistics: Data Visualization, Springer-Verlag, III, Ch. 1, 1-34. preprint

Friendly, M. & Denis, D. (2001). Milestones in the history of thematic cartography, statistical graphics, and data visualization. http://datavis.ca/milestones/

Friendly, M. & Sigal, M. & Harnanansingh, D. (2016). "The Milestones Project: A Database for the History of Data Visualization,"
In Kostelnick, C. & Kimball, M. (ed.), Visible Numbers: The History of Data Visualization, Ashgate Press, Chapter 10.

Friendly, M. & Wainer, H. (2018). The Origin of Graphical Species. Harvard University Press.

Functions in HistData

Name Description
CushnyPeebles Cushny-Peebles Data: Soporific Effects of Scopolamine Derivatives
Minard Data from Minard's famous graphic map of Napoleon's march on Moscow
SnowMap Draw John Snow's Map of Cholera in London
Virginis John F. W. Herschel's Data on the Orbit of the Twin Stars \(\gamma\) Virginis
Guerry Data from A.-M. Guerry, "Essay on the Moral Statistics of France"
HalleyLifeTable Halley's Life Table
Cholera William Farr's Data on Cholera in London, 1849
ChestSizes Chest measurements of 5738 Scottish Militiamen
Nightingale Florence Nightingale's data on deaths from various causes in the Crimean War
OldMaps Latitudes and Longitudes of 39 Points in 11 Old Maps
Yeast Student's (1906) Yeast Cell Counts
Wheat Playfair's Data on Wages and the Price of Wheat
DrinksWages Elderton and Pearson's (1910) data on drinking and wages
Fingerprints Waite's data on Patterns in Fingerprints
Langren van Langren's Data on Longitude Distance between Toledo and Rome
Macdonell Macdonell's Data on Height and Finger Length of Criminals, used by Gosset (1908)
PearsonLee Pearson and Lee's data on the heights of parents and children classified by gender
Cavendish Cavendish's Determinations of the Density of the Earth
Bowley Bowley's data on values of British and Irish trade, 1855-1899
PolioTrials Polio Field Trials Data
HistData-package Data sets from the History of Statistics and Data Visualization
Jevons W. Stanley Jevons' data on numerical discrimination
Quarrels Statistics of Deadly Quarrels
Snow John Snow's Map and Data on the 1854 London Cholera Outbreak
Arbuthnot Arbuthnot's data on male and female birth ratios in London from 1629-1710.
Armada La Felicisima Armada
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
Prostitutes Parent-Duchatelet's time-series data on the number of prostitutes in Paris
Pyx Trial of the Pyx
ZeaMays Darwin's Heights of Cross- and Self-fertilized Zea May Pairs
Dactyl Edgeworth's counts of dactyls in Virgil's Aeneid
Michelson Michelson's Determinations of the Velocity of Light
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Type Package
Date 2018-04-04
License GPL
LazyLoad yes
LazyData yes
VignetteBuilder knitr
RoxygenNote 5.0.1
NeedsCompilation no
Packaged 2018-04-04 13:58:31 UTC; Friendly
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2018-04-04 22:39:44 UTC

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