On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the snails data set which pertains to Snail Mortality Data. The snails data set is found in the MASS R package. You can load the snails data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("snails"). This will load the data into a variable called snails. If R says the snails 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 snails R data set. The size of this file is about 1,835 bytes.
Snail Mortality Data
Groups of 20 snails were held for periods of 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks
in carefully controlled conditions of temperature and relative
humidity. There were two species of snail, A and B, and the
experiment was designed as a 4 by 3 by 4 by 2 completely randomized
design. At the end of the exposure time the snails were tested to see if
they had survived; the process itself is fatal for the animals. The
object of the exercise was to model the probability of survival in terms of
the stimulus variables, and in particular to test for differences between
The data are unusual in that in most cases fatalities during the experiment
were fairly small.
The data frame contains the following components:
snail species A (
1) or B (
exposure in weeks.
relative humidity (4 levels).
temperature, in degrees Celsius (3 levels).
number of deaths.
number of snails exposed.
Zoology Department, The University of Adelaide.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (1999)
Modern Applied Statistics with S-PLUS. Third
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.