R Dataset / Package vcd / Saxony


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the Saxony data set which pertains to Families in Saxony. The Saxony data set is found in the vcd R package. You can load the Saxony data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Saxony"). This will load the data into a variable called Saxony. If R says the Saxony 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 Saxony R data set. The size of this file is about 120 bytes.

Families in Saxony


Data from Geissler, cited in Sokal & Rohlf (1969) and Lindsey (1995) on gender distributions in families in Saxony in the 19th century.




A 1-way table giving the number of male children in 6115 families of size 12. The variable and its levels are

R project statistics dataset table
No Name Levels
1 nMales 0, 1, ..., 12


M. Friendly (2000), Visualizing Categorical Data, pages 40–42.


J. K. Lindsey (1995), Analysis of Frequency and Count Data. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

R. R. Sokal & F. J. Rohlf (1969), Biometry. The Principles and Practice of Statistics. W. H. Freeman, San Francisco, CA.

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


gf <- goodfit(Saxony, type = "binomial")

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