R Dataset / Package robustbase / wood


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the wood data set which pertains to Modified Data on Wood Specific Gravity. The wood data set is found in the robustbase R package. You can load the wood data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("wood"). This will load the data into a variable called wood. If R says the wood data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("robustbase") 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 wood R data set. The size of this file is about 761 bytes.

Modified Data on Wood Specific Gravity


The original data are from Draper and Smith (1966) and were used to determine the influence of anatomical factors on wood specific gravity, with five explanatory variables and an intercept. These data were contaminated by replacing a few observations with outliers.




A data frame with 20 observations on the following 6 variables.

x1, x2, x3, x4, x5

explanatory “anatomical” wood variables.


wood specific gravity, the target variable.


Draper and Smith (1966, p.227)

Peter J. Rousseeuw and Annick M. Leroy (1987) Robust Regression and Outlier Detection Wiley, p.243, table 8.


summary( lm.wood <-        lm(y ~ ., data = wood))
summary(rlm.wood <- MASS::rlm(y ~ ., data = wood))
summary(lts.wood <-    ltsReg(y ~ ., data = wood))wood.x <- as.matrix(wood)[,1:5]
c_wood <- covMcd(wood.x)

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

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