R Dataset / Package datasets / women

Documentation

On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the women data set which pertains to Average Heights and Weights for American Women. The women data set is found in the datasets R package. You can load the women data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("women"). This will load the data into a variable called women. If R says the women data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("datasets") 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 women R data set. The size of this file is about 123 bytes.


Average Heights and Weights for American Women

Description

This data set gives the average heights and weights for American women aged 30–39.

Usage

women

Format

A data frame with 15 observations on 2 variables.

[,1] height numeric Height (in)
[,2] weight numeric Weight (lbs)

Details

The data set appears to have been taken from the American Society of Actuaries Build and Blood Pressure Study for some (unknown to us) earlier year.

The World Almanac notes: “The figures represent weights in ordinary indoor clothing and shoes, and heights with shoes”.

Source

The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1975.

References

McNeil, D. R. (1977) Interactive Data Analysis. Wiley.

Examples

require(graphics)
plot(women, xlab = "Height (in)", ylab = "Weight (lb)",
     main = "women data: American women aged 30-39")
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Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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Attachment Size
dataset-70861.csv 123 bytes
Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
GNU General Public License v2.0