R Dataset / Package vcd / VonBort

Documentation

On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the VonBort data set which pertains to Von Bortkiewicz Horse Kicks Data. The VonBort data set is found in the vcd R package. You can load the VonBort data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("VonBort"). This will load the data into a variable called VonBort. If R says the VonBort 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 VonBort R data set. The size of this file is about 5,013 bytes.


Von Bortkiewicz Horse Kicks Data

Description

Data from von Bortkiewicz (1898), given by Andrews \& Herzberg (1985), on number of deaths by horse or mule kicks in 14 corps of the Prussian army.

Usage

data("VonBort")

Format

A data frame with 280 observations and 4 variables.

deaths

number of deaths.

year

year of the deaths.

corps

factor indicating the corps.

fisher

factor indicating whether the corresponding corps was considered by Fisher (1925) or not.

Source

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

References

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.

See Also

HorseKicks for a popular subsample.

Examples

data("VonBort")
## HorseKicks data
xtabs(~ deaths, data = VonBort, subset = fisher == "yes")
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Attachment Size
dataset-52868.csv 4.9 KB
Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
GNU General Public License v2.0