R Dataset / Package HSAUR / watervoles


On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the watervoles data set which pertains to Water Voles Data . The watervoles data set is found in the HSAUR R package. You can load the watervoles data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("watervoles"). This will load the data into a variable called watervoles. If R says the watervoles 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 watervoles R data set. The size of this file is about 1,404 bytes.

Water Voles Data


Percentage incidence of the 13 characteristics of water voles in 14 areas.




A dissimilarity matrix for the following 14 variables, i.e, areas: Surrey, Shropshire, Yorkshire, Perthshire, Aberdeen, Elean Gamhna, Alps, Yugoslavia, Germany, Norway, Pyrenees I, Pyrenees II, North Spain, and South Spain.


Corbet et al. (1970) report a study of water voles (genus Arvicola) in which the aim was to compare British populations of these animals with those in Europe, to investigate whether more than one species might be present in Britain. The original data consisted of observations of the presence or absence of 13 characteristics in about 300 water vole skulls arising from six British populations and eight populations from the rest of Europe. The data are the percentage incidence of the 13 characteristics in each of the 14 samples of water vole skulls.


G. B. Corbet, J. Cummins, S. R. Hedges, W. J. Krzanowski (1970), The taxonomic structure of British water voles, genus Arvicola. Journal of Zoology, 61, 301–316.


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

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

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