R Dataset / Package boot / acme


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the acme data set which pertains to Monthly Excess Returns. The acme data set is found in the boot R package. You can load the acme data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("acme"). This will load the data into a variable called acme. If R says the acme data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("boot") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the acme R data set. The size of this file is about 1,624 bytes.

Monthly Excess Returns


The acme data frame has 60 rows and 3 columns.

The excess return for the Acme Cleveland Corporation are recorded along with those for all stocks listed on the New York and American Stock Exchanges were recorded over a five year period. These excess returns are relative to the return on a risk-less investment such a U.S. Treasury bills.




This data frame contains the following columns:


A character string representing the month of the observation.


The excess return of the market as a whole.


The excess return for the Acme Cleveland Corporation.


The data were obtained from

Simonoff, J.S. and Tsai, C.-L. (1994) Use of modified profile likelihood for improved tests of constancy of variance in regression. Applied Statistics, 43, 353–370.


Davison, A.C. and Hinkley, D.V. (1997) Bootstrap Methods and Their Application. Cambridge University Press.


Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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