R Dataset / Package vcd / Federalist


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the Federalist data set which pertains to ‘May’ in Federalist Papers. The Federalist data set is found in the vcd R package. You can load the Federalist data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Federalist"). This will load the data into a variable called Federalist. If R says the Federalist data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("vcd") 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 Federalist R data set. The size of this file is about 60 bytes.

‘May’ in Federalist Papers


Data from Mosteller & Wallace (1984) investigating the use of certain keywords (‘may’ in this data set) to identify the author of 12 disputed ‘Federalist Papers’ by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison.




A 1-way table giving the number of occurrences of ‘may’ in 262 blocks of text. The variable and its levels are

R project statistics dataset table
No Name Levels
1 nMay 0, 1, ..., 6


Michael Friendly (2000), Visualizing Categorical Data, page 19.


F. Mosteller & D. L. Wallace (1984), Applied Bayesian and Classical Inference: The Case of the Federalist Papers. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.

M. Friendly (2000), Visualizing Categorical Data. SAS Institute, Cary, NC.


gf <- goodfit(Federalist, type = "nbinomial")

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

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