R Dataset / Package MASS / Boston

Documentation

On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the Boston data set which pertains to Housing Values in Suburbs of Boston. The Boston data set is found in the MASS R package. You can load the Boston data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Boston"). This will load the data into a variable called Boston. If R says the Boston data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("MASS") 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 Boston R data set. The size of this file is about 34,727 bytes.


Housing Values in Suburbs of Boston

Description

The Boston data frame has 506 rows and 14 columns.

Usage

Boston

Format

This data frame contains the following columns:

crim

per capita crime rate by town.

zn

proportion of residential land zoned for lots over 25,000 sq.ft.

indus

proportion of non-retail business acres per town.

chas

Charles River dummy variable (= 1 if tract bounds river; 0 otherwise).

nox

nitrogen oxides concentration (parts per 10 million).

rm

average number of rooms per dwelling.

age

proportion of owner-occupied units built prior to 1940.

dis

weighted mean of distances to five Boston employment centres.

rad

index of accessibility to radial highways.

tax

full-value property-tax rate per \$10,000.

ptratio

pupil-teacher ratio by town.

black

1000(Bk - 0.63)^2 where Bk is the proportion of blacks by town.

lstat

lower status of the population (percent).

medv

median value of owner-occupied homes in \$1000s.

Source

Harrison, D. and Rubinfeld, D.L. (1978) Hedonic prices and the demand for clean air. J. Environ. Economics and Management 5, 81–102.

Belsley D.A., Kuh, E. and Welsch, R.E. (1980) Regression Diagnostics. Identifying Influential Data and Sources of Collinearity. New York: Wiley.

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

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dataset-70319.csv 33.91 KB
Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
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