R Dataset / Package Stat2Data / RiverIron


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the RiverIron data set which pertains to River Iron. The RiverIron data set is found in the Stat2Data R package. You can load the RiverIron data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("RiverIron"). This will load the data into a variable called RiverIron. If R says the RiverIron data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Stat2Data") 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 RiverIron R data set. The size of this file is about 443 bytes.

River Iron


Amounts of iron in water samples of four rivers


A dataset with 12 observations on the following 4 variables.

R project statistics dataset table
River One of four rivers: Grasse, Oswegatchie, Raquette, or St. Regis
Site Location of the site: DownStream, MidStream or Upstream
Iron Iron concentration in the water sample (parts per million)
LogIron Log (base 10) of iron concentration


Some geologists were interested in the water chemistry of rivers in upstate New York. They took water samples at three different locations in four rivers (Grasse, Oswegatchie, Raquette, and St. Regis). The sampling sites were chosen to investigate how the composition of the water changes as it flows from the source to the mouth of each river. The sampling sites were labeled as upstream, midstream, and downstream. This dataset contains the concentations of iron in the samples. The dataset RiverElements has similar concentration data for many other elements.


Thanks to Dr. Jeff Chiarenzelli of the St. Lawrence University Geology Department for the data.


Chiarenzelli, Lock, Cady, Bregani and Whitney, "Variation in river multi-element chemistry related to bedrock buffering: an example from the Adirondack region of northern New York, USA", Environmental Earth Sciences, Volume 67, Number 1 (2012), 189-204


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

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Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
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