# whiteside

From MASS v7.3-13
by Brian Ripley

##### House Insulation: Whiteside's Data

Mr Derek Whiteside of the UK Building Research Station recorded the weekly gas consumption and average external temperature at his own house in south-east England for two heating seasons, one of 26 weeks before, and one of 30 weeks after cavity-wall insulation was installed. The object of the exercise was to assess the effect of the insulation on gas consumption.

- Keywords
- datasets

##### Usage

`whiteside`

##### source

A data set collected in the 1960s by Mr Derek Whiteside of the UK Building Research Station. Reported by

Hand, D. J., Daly, F., McConway, K., Lunn, D. and Ostrowski, E. eds (1993)
*A Handbook of Small Data Sets.*
Chapman & Hall, p. 69.

##### References

Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002)
*Modern Applied Statistics with S.* Fourth edition. Springer.

##### Examples

```
require(lattice)
xyplot(Gas ~ Temp | Insul, whiteside, panel =
function(x, y, ...) {
panel.xyplot(x, y, ...)
panel.lmline(x, y, ...)
}, xlab = "Average external temperature (deg. C)",
ylab = "Gas consumption (1000 cubic feet)", aspect = "xy",
strip = function(...) strip.default(..., style = 1))
gasB <- lm(Gas ~ Temp, whiteside, subset = Insul=="Before")
gasA <- update(gasB, subset = Insul=="After")
summary(gasB)
summary(gasA)
gasBA <- lm(Gas ~ Insul/Temp - 1, whiteside)
summary(gasBA)
gasQ <- lm(Gas ~ Insul/(Temp + I(Temp^2)) - 1, whiteside)
coef(summary(gasQ))
gasPR <- lm(Gas ~ Insul + Temp, whiteside)
anova(gasPR, gasBA)
options(contrasts = c("contr.treatment", "contr.poly"))
gasBA1 <- lm(Gas ~ Insul*Temp, whiteside)
coef(summary(gasBA1))
```

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