R Dataset / Package MASS / survey


On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the survey data set which pertains to Student Survey Data. The survey data set is found in the MASS R package. You can load the survey data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("survey"). This will load the data into a variable called survey. If R says the survey 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 survey R data set. The size of this file is about 19,007 bytes.

Student Survey Data


This data frame contains the responses of 237 Statistics I students at the University of Adelaide to a number of questions.




The components of the data frame are:


The sex of the student. (Factor with levels "Male" and "Female".)


span (distance from tip of thumb to tip of little finger of spread hand) of writing hand, in centimetres.


span of non-writing hand.


writing hand of student. (Factor, with levels "Left" and "Right".)


“Fold your arms! Which is on top” (Factor, with levels "R on L", "L on R", "Neither".)


pulse rate of student (beats per minute).


‘Clap your hands! Which hand is on top?’ (Factor, with levels "Right", "Left", "Neither".)


how often the student exercises. (Factor, with levels "Freq" (frequently), "Some", "None".)


how much the student smokes. (Factor, levels "Heavy", "Regul" (regularly), "Occas" (occasionally), "Never".)


height of the student in centimetres.


whether the student expressed height in imperial (feet/inches) or metric (centimetres/metres) units. (Factor, levels "Metric", "Imperial".)


age of the student in years.


Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (1999) Modern Applied Statistics with S-PLUS. Third Edition. Springer.


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

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