On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the cuckoohosts data set which pertains to Comparison of cuckoo eggs with host eggs. The cuckoohosts data set is found in the DAAG R package. You can load the cuckoohosts data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("cuckoohosts"). This will load the data into a variable called cuckoohosts. If R says the cuckoohosts data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("DAAG") 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 cuckoohosts R data set. The size of this file is about 703 bytes.
Comparison of cuckoo eggs with host eggs
These data compare mean length, mean breadth, and egg color, between cuckoos and their hosts.
A data frame with 10 observations on the following 12 variables.
mean length of cuckoo eggs in given host's nest
standard deviation of cuckoo egg lengths
mean breadth of cuckoo eggs in given host's nest
standard deviation of cuckoo egg breadths
number of cuckoo eggs
length of host eggs
standard deviation of host egg lengths
breadth of host eggs
standard deviation of host egg breadths
number of host eggs
number of eggs where color matched
number where color did not match
Although from the same study that generated data in the data frame
cuckoos, the data do not match precisely. The cuckoo egg lengths and breadths are from the tables on page 168, the host egg lengths and breadths from Appendix IV on page 176, and the color match counts from the table on page 171.
Latter, O.H., 1902. The egg of cuculus canorus. an inquiry into the dimensions of the cuckoo's egg and the relation of the variations to the size of the eggs of the foster-parent, with notes on coloration, &c. Biometrika, 1:164–176.
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.