R Dataset / Package vcd / HorseKicks


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the HorseKicks data set which pertains to Death by Horse Kicks. The HorseKicks data set is found in the vcd R package. You can load the HorseKicks data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("HorseKicks"). This will load the data into a variable called HorseKicks. If R says the HorseKicks 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 HorseKicks R data set. The size of this file is about 51 bytes.

Death by Horse Kicks


Data from von Bortkiewicz (1898), given by Andrews \& Herzberg (1985), on number of deaths by horse or mule kicks in 10 (of 14 reported) corps of the Prussian army. 4 corps were not considered by Fisher (1925) as they had a different organization. This data set is a popular subset of the VonBort data.




A 1-way table giving the number of deaths in 200 corps-years. The variable and its levels are

R project statistics dataset table
No Name Levels
1 nDeaths 0, 1, ..., 4


Michael Friendly (2000), Visualizing Categorical Data, page 18.


D. F. Andrews & A. M. Herzberg (1985), Data: A Collection of Problems from Many Fields for the Student and Research Worker. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.

R. A. Fisher (1925), Statistical Methods for Research Workers. Oliver \& Boyd, London.

L. von Bortkiewicz (1898), Das Gesetz der kleinen Zahlen. Teubner, Leipzig.

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

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gf <- goodfit(HorseKicks)

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