R Dataset / Package Zelig / swiss


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the swiss data set which pertains to Swiss Fertility and Socioeconomic Indicators (1888) Data. The swiss data set is found in the Zelig R package. You can load the swiss data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("swiss"). This will load the data into a variable called swiss. If R says the swiss data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Zelig") 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 swiss R data set. The size of this file is about 1,660 bytes.

Swiss Fertility and Socioeconomic Indicators (1888) Data


Standardized fertility measure and socio-economic indicators for each of 47 French-speaking provinces of Switzerland at about 1888.




A data frame with 47 observations on 6 variables, each of which is in percent, i.e., in [0,100].

[,1] Fertility Ig, "common standardized fertility measure" [,2] Agriculture [,3] Examination nation [,4] Education [,5] Catholic [,6] Infant.Mortality live births who live less than 1 year.

All variables but 'Fert' give proportions of the population.


Project "16P5", pages 549-551 in

Mosteller, F. and Tukey, J. W. (1977) “Data Analysis and Regression: A Second Course in Statistics”. Addison-Wesley, Reading Mass.

indicating their source as "Data used by permission of Franice van de Walle. Office of Population Research, Princeton University, 1976. Unpublished data assembled under NICHD contract number No 1-HD-O-2077."


Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988) “The New S Language”. Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.


Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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