R Dataset / Package vcd / Lifeboats

Documentation

On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the Lifeboats data set which pertains to Lifeboats on the Titanic. The Lifeboats data set is found in the vcd R package. You can load the Lifeboats data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Lifeboats"). This will load the data into a variable called Lifeboats. If R says the Lifeboats 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 Lifeboats R data set. The size of this file is about 904 bytes.


Lifeboats on the Titanic

Description

Data from Mersey (1912) about the 18 (out of 20) lifeboats launched before the sinking of the S. S. Titanic.

Usage

data("Lifeboats")

Format

A data frame with 18 observations and 8 variables.

launch

launch time in "POSIXt" format.

side

factor. Side of the boat.

boat

factor indicating the boat.

crew

number of male crew members on board.

men

number of men on board.

women

number of women (including female crew) on board.

total

total number of passengers.

cap

capacity of the boat.

Source

M. Friendly (2000), Visualizing Categorical Data: http://euclid.psych.yorku.ca/ftp/sas/vcd/catdata/lifeboat.sas

References

L. Mersey (1912), Report on the loss of the “Titanic” (S. S.). Parliamentary command paper 6452.

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

Examples

data("Lifeboats")
attach(Lifeboats)
ternaryplot(
  Lifeboats[,4:6],
  pch = ifelse(side == "Port", 1, 19),
  col = ifelse(side == "Port", "red", "blue"),
  id  = ifelse(men / total > 0.1, as.character(boat), NA),
  prop_size = 2,
  dimnames_position = "edge",
  main = "Lifeboats on the Titanic"
)
grid_legend(0.8, 0.9, c(1, 19), c("red", "blue"),
  c("Port", "Starboard"), title = "SIDE")
detach(Lifeboats)
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Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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Attachment Size
dataset-14247.csv 904 bytes
Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
GNU General Public License v2.0