R Dataset / Package Stat2Data / SpeciesArea


On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the SpeciesArea data set which pertains to Species Area. The SpeciesArea data set is found in the Stat2Data R package. You can load the SpeciesArea data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("SpeciesArea"). This will load the data into a variable called SpeciesArea. If R says the SpeciesArea 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 SpeciesArea R data set. The size of this file is about 526 bytes.

Species Area


Land area and number of mammal species for island in Southeast Asia


A dataset with 14 observations on the following 5 variables.

Name Name of the island
Area Area (in sq. km)
Species Number of mammal species
logArea Natural logarithm (base e) of Area
logSpecies Natural logarithm (base e) of Species


This dataset shows the number of mammal species and the area for 13 islands in Southeast Asia. Biologists have speculated that the number of species is related to the size of an island and would like to be able to predict the number of species given the size of an island.


Heaney, Lawrence R. (1984) Mammalian species richness on islands on the Sunda Shelf, Southeast Asia, Oecologia.


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

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Attachment Size
dataset-77799.csv 526 bytes
Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
GNU General Public License v2.0