On this R-data 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
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.
A data frame with 280 observations and 4 variables.
number of deaths.
year of the deaths.
factor indicating the corps.
factor indicating whether the corresponding corps was considered by Fisher (1925) or not.
Michael Friendly (2000), Visualizing Categorical Data: http://euclid.psych.yorku.ca/ftp/sas/vcd/catdata/vonbort.sas
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.
HorseKicks for a popular subsample.
## HorseKicks data
xtabs(~ deaths, data = VonBort, subset = fisher == "yes")
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.