R Dataset / Package HSAUR / heptathlon


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the heptathlon data set which pertains to Olympic Heptathlon Seoul 1988 . The heptathlon data set is found in the HSAUR R package. You can load the heptathlon data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("heptathlon"). This will load the data into a variable called heptathlon. If R says the heptathlon data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("HSAUR") 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 heptathlon R data set. The size of this file is about 1,559 bytes.

Olympic Heptathlon Seoul 1988


Results of the olympic heptathlon competition, Seoul, 1988.




A data frame with 25 observations on the following 8 variables.


results 100m hurdles.


results high jump.


results shot.


results 200m race.


results long jump.


results javelin.


results 800m race.


total score.


The first combined Olympic event for women was the pentathlon, first held in Germany in 1928. Initially this consisted of the shot putt, long jump, 100m, high jump and javelin events held over two days. The pentathlon was first introduced into the Olympic Games in 1964, when it consisted of the 80m hurdles, shot, high jump, long jump and 200m. In 1977 the 200m was replaced by the 800m and from 1981 the IAAF brought in the seven-event heptathlon in place of the pentathlon, with day one containing the events-100m hurdles, shot, high jump, 200m and day two, the long jump, javelin and 800m. A scoring system is used to assign points to the results from each event and the winner is the woman who accumulates the most points over the two days. The event made its first Olympic appearance in 1984.

In the 1988 Olympics held in Seoul, the heptathlon was won by one of the stars of women's athletics in the USA, Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The results for all 25 competitors are given here.


D. J. Hand, F. Daly, A. D. Lunn, K. J. McConway and E. Ostrowski (1994). A Handbook of Small Datasets, Chapman and Hall/CRC, London.


  data("heptathlon", package = "HSAUR")

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