Horse Racing at Eagle Farm data
Description
Results of horse races at Eagle Farm, Brisbane, on 31 August 1998. The data, collected by Donald Forbes for his MS305 Data Analysis Project, give results for each horse in a sequence of 8 races.
Format
This data frame contains the following columns:
 Position

(Finishing position)
 Starters

Number of horses in race
 Last

Finishing position in last race
 Since

Days since last race
 Number

Identifying number of horse in race
 Carried

Weight carried
 Weight

Handicap weight
 Barrier

Barrier position at start of race
 Distance

Length of race
 Lengths

Number of lengths that horse finished from winner
 Odds

Starting odds
 Starts

Number of races previously started in
 Age

Age of horse in years
 Ratio

Proportion of wins in previous starts
References
Forbes, D. (1998). A Day at the Races. MS305 Data Analysis Project, Department of Mathematics, University of Queensland.
Examples
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19  ##Load the data
library(FMsmsnReg)
data(horses)
attach(horses)
#Set the response y and covariate x
x1 < cbind(1,Last,Carried)
y < Position
##Fits a linear Regression Model with Finite Mixtures of Skew Contaminated Normal
parCN < FMsmsnReg(y, x1, g=2, get.init = TRUE, criteria = TRUE, group = FALSE,
family = "Skew.cn", error = 10^4, iter.max = 5000,obs.prob= FALSE,
kmeans.param = NULL,show.converge=FALSE,cp=0.5)
##Fits a linear Regression Model with Finite Mixtures of Skew normal
parSN < FMsmsnReg(y, x1, g=2, get.init = TRUE, criteria = TRUE,
group = FALSE,family = "Skew.normal", error = 10^4,
iter.max = 5000,obs.prob= FALSE, kmeans.param = NULL,show.converge=FALSE,cp=0.5)
