R Dataset / Package DAAG / droughts


On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the droughts data set which pertains to Periods Between Rain Events. The droughts data set is found in the DAAG R package. You can load the droughts data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("droughts"). This will load the data into a variable called droughts. If R says the droughts 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 droughts R data set. The size of this file is about 24,411 bytes.

Periods Between Rain Events


Data collected at Winnipeg International Airport (Canada) on periods (in days) between rain events.




This data frame contains the following columns:


the length of time from the completion of the last rain event to the beginning of the next rain event.


the calendar year.


  boxplot(length ~ year, data=droughts)
  boxplot(log(length) ~ year, data=droughts)
  hist(droughts$length, main="Winnipeg Droughts", xlab="length (in days)")
  hist(log(droughts$length), main="Winnipeg Droughts", xlab="length (in days, log scale)")

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

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Attachment Size
dataset-56422.csv 23.84 KB
Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
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