R Dataset / Package mosaicData / KidsFeet


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the KidsFeet data set which pertains to Foot measurements in children. The KidsFeet data set is found in the mosaicData R package. You can load the KidsFeet data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("KidsFeet"). This will load the data into a variable called KidsFeet. If R says the KidsFeet data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("mosaicData") 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 KidsFeet R data set. The size of this file is about 1,392 bytes.

Foot measurements in children


These data were collected by a statistician, Mary C. Meyer, in a fourth grade classroom in Ann Arbor, MI, in October 1997. They are a convenience sample — the kids who were in the fourth grade.




A data frame with 39 observations on the following variables.

  • name a factor with levels corresponding to the name of each child

  • birthmonth the month of birth

  • birthyear the year of birth

  • length length of longer foot (in cm)

  • width width of longer foot (in cm)

  • sex a factor with levels B G

  • biggerfoot a factor with levels L R

  • domhand a factor with levels L R


Quoted from the source: “From a very young age, shoes for boys tend to be wider than shoes for girls. Is this because boys have wider feet, or because it is assumed that girls, even in elementary school, are willing to sacrifice comfort for fashion? To assess the former, a statistician measures kids' feet.”


Mary C. Meyer (2006) “Wider Shoes for Wider Feet?” Journal of Statistics Education 14(1), www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v14n1/datasets.meyer.html



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

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