Titanic

Survival of passengers on the Titanic

This data set provides information on the fate of passengers on the fatal maiden voyage of the ocean liner ‘Titanic’, summarized according to economic status (class), sex, age and survival.

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Usage
Titanic
Details

The sinking of the Titanic is a famous event, and new books are still being published about it. Many well-known facts---from the proportions of first-class passengers to the ‘women and children first’ policy, and the fact that that policy was not entirely successful in saving the women and children in the third class---are reflected in the survival rates for various classes of passenger.

These data were originally collected by the British Board of Trade in their investigation of the sinking. Note that there is not complete agreement among primary sources as to the exact numbers on board, rescued, or lost.

Due in particular to the very successful film ‘Titanic’, the last years saw a rise in public interest in the Titanic. Very detailed data about the passengers is now available on the Internet, at sites such as Encyclopedia Titanica (http://www.rmplc.co.uk/eduweb/sites/phind).

Format

A 4-dimensional array resulting from cross-tabulating 2201 observations on 4 variables. The variables and their levels are as follows:

No Name
Levels 1
Class 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Crew
2 Sex
Male, Female 3
Age Child, Adult

Source

Dawson, Robert J. MacG. (1995), The ‘Unusual Episode’ Data Revisited. Journal of Statistics Education, 3. https://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v3n3/datasets.dawson.html The source provides a data set recording class, sex, age, and survival status for each person on board of the Titanic, and is based on data originally collected by the British Board of Trade and reprinted in: British Board of Trade (1990), Report on the Loss of the ‘Titanic’ (S.S.). British Board of Trade Inquiry Report (reprint). Gloucester, UK: Allan Sutton Publishing.

Aliases
  • Titanic
Examples
library(datasets) require(graphics) mosaicplot(Titanic, main = "Survival on the Titanic") ## Higher survival rates in children? apply(Titanic, c(3, 4), sum) ## Higher survival rates in females? apply(Titanic, c(2, 4), sum) ## Use loglm() in package 'MASS' for further analysis ...
Documentation reproduced from package datasets, version 3.2.4, License: Part of R 3.2.4

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