# crimtab

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## Student's 3000 Criminals DataData of 3000 male criminals over 20 years old undergoing their sentences in the chief prisons of England and Wales. ## Usagecrimtab ## FormatA The 42 ## DetailsStudent is the pseudonym of William Sealy Gosset. In his 1908 paper he wrote (on page 13) at the beginning of section VI entitled “Before I had succeeded in solving my problem analytically, I had endeavoured to do so empirically. The material used was a correlation table containing the height and left middle finger measurements of 3000 criminals, from a paper by W. R. MacDonell ( The table is in fact page 216 and not page 219 in MacDonell(1902). In the MacDonell table, the middle finger lengths were given in mm and the heights in feet/inches intervals, they are both converted into cm here. The midpoints of intervals were used, e.g., where MacDonell has MacDonell credited the source of data (page 178) as follows: ## Sourcehttp://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/R/donnees/criminals1902.txt thanks to Jean R. Lobry and Anne-Béatrice Dufour. ## ReferencesGarson, J.G. (1900) The metric system of identification of criminals, as used in in Great Britain and Ireland. MacDonell, W.R. (1902) On criminal anthropometry and the identification of criminals. Student (1908) The probable error of a mean. ## Examplesrequire(stats) dim(crimtab) utils::str(crimtab) ## for nicer printing: local({cT <- crimtab colnames(cT) <- substring(colnames(cT), 2, 3) print(cT, zero.print = " ") }) ## Repeat Student's experiment: # 1) Reconstitute 3000 raw data for heights in inches and rounded to # nearest integer as in Student's paper: (heIn <- round(as.numeric(colnames(crimtab)) / 2.54)) d.hei <- data.frame(height = rep(heIn, colSums(crimtab))) # 2) shuffle the data: set.seed(1) d.hei <- d.hei[sample(1:3000), , drop = FALSE] # 3) Make 750 samples each of size 4: d.hei$sample <- as.factor(rep(1:750, each = 4)) # 4) Compute the means and standard deviations (n) for the 750 samples: h.mean <- with(d.hei, tapply(height, sample, FUN = mean)) h.sd <- with(d.hei, tapply(height, sample, FUN = sd)) * sqrt(3/4) # 5) Compute the difference between the mean of each sample and # the mean of the population and then divide by the # standard deviation of the sample: zobs <- (h.mean - mean(d.hei[,"height"]))/h.sd # 6) Replace infinite values by +/- 6 as in Student's paper: zobs[infZ <- is.infinite(zobs)] # 3 of them zobs[infZ] <- 6 * sign(zobs[infZ]) # 7) Plot the distribution: require(grDevices); require(graphics) hist(x = zobs, probability = TRUE, xlab = "Student's z", col = grey(0.8), border = grey(0.5), main = "Distribution of Student's z score for 'crimtab' data") |

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