MASS (version 7.3-54)

Boston: Housing Values in Suburbs of Boston

Description

The Boston data frame has 506 rows and 14 columns.

Usage

Boston

Arguments

Format

This data frame contains the following columns:

crim

per capita crime rate by town.

zn

proportion of residential land zoned for lots over 25,000 sq.ft.

indus

proportion of non-retail business acres per town.

chas

Charles River dummy variable (= 1 if tract bounds river; 0 otherwise).

nox

nitrogen oxides concentration (parts per 10 million).

rm

average number of rooms per dwelling.

age

proportion of owner-occupied units built prior to 1940.

dis

weighted mean of distances to five Boston employment centres.

rad

index of accessibility to radial highways.

tax

full-value property-tax rate per \$10,000.

ptratio

pupil-teacher ratio by town.

black

\(1000(Bk - 0.63)^2\) where \(Bk\) is the proportion of blacks by town.

lstat

lower status of the population (percent).

medv

median value of owner-occupied homes in \$1000s.