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zoo: zoo data


The zoo data is a set from the UCI Machine Learning Repository (http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/). This dataset contains 16 attributes, and 7 animal classes. The first column gives as descriptve name for each case. The next 16 columns each correspond to one feature. The last column is the classification information. The classification is a breakdown of which animals are in which of the 7 types.





name: unique for each case
hair: Boolean
feathers: Boolean
eggs: Boolean
milk: Boolean
airborne: Boolean
aquatic: Boolean
predator: Boolean
toothed: Boolean
backbone: Boolean
breathes: Boolean
venomous: Boolean
fins: Boolean
legs. Set of values: [0,2,4,5,6,8]
tail: Boolean
domestic: Boolean
catsize: Boolean


Forsyth, R. (1990). UCI Machine Learning Repository - Zoo Data Set [http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets/zoo]. Irvine, CA: University of California, School of Information and Computer Science.


There are 7 classes all together:
  1. aardvark, antelope, bear, boar, buffalo, calf, cavy, cheetah, deer, dolphin, elephant, fruitbat, giraffe, girl, goat, gorilla, hamster, hare, leopard, lion, lynx, mink, mole, mongoose, opossum, oryx, platypus, polecat, pony, porpoise, puma, pussycat, raccoon, reindeer, seal, sealion, squirrel, vampire, vole, wallaby,wolf
  2. chicken, crow, dove, duck, flamingo, gull, hawk, kiwi, lark, ostrich, parakeet, penguin, pheasant, rhea, skimmer, skua, sparrow, swan, vulture, wren
  3. pitviper, seasnake, slowworm, tortoise, tuatara
  4. bass, carp, catfish, chub, dogfish, haddock, herring, pike, piranha, seahorse, sole, stingray, tuna
  5. frog1, frog2, newt, toad
  6. flea, gnat, honeybee, housefly, ladybird, moth, termite, wasp
  7. clam, crab, crayfish, lobster, octopus, scorpion, seawasp, slug, starfish, worm