ChestSizes

0th

Percentile

Chest measurements of 5738 Scottish Militiamen

Quetelet's data on chest measurements of 5738 Scottish Militiamen. Quetelet (1846) used this data as a demonstration of the normal distribution of physical characteristics.

Keywords
datasets
Usage
data(ChestSizes)
Format

A data frame with 16 observations on the following 2 variables.

chest

Chest size (in inches)

count

Number of soldiers with this chest size

References

A. Quetelet, Lettres a S.A.R. le Duc Regnant de Saxe-Cobourg et Gotha, sur la Theorie des Probabilites, Appliquee aux Sciences Morales et Politiques. Brussels: M. Hayes, 1846, p. 400.

Aliases
  • ChestSizes
Examples
# NOT RUN {
data(ChestSizes)
## maybe str(ChestSizes) ; plot(ChestSizes) ...

# frequency polygon
plot(ChestSizes, type='b')
#barplot
barplot(ChestSizes[,2], ylab="Frequency", xlab="Chest size")
# }
Documentation reproduced from package HistData, version 0.8-6, License: GPL

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