The data consists of 17 pairs of numbers corresponding to observed boiling point and corrected barometric pressure, at locations in the Alps.
This data frame contains the following columns. The first two columns of this data frame are also given in the data file forbes in the MASS package, with different column labels.
Adjusted boiling point of water in degrees F.
Atmospheric pressure, in inches of Mercury
100 times log(Pressure,10), rounded to two digits beyond the decimal point
Forbes, J. (1857). Further experiments and remarks on the measurement of heights and boiling point of water. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 21, 235-243.
Weisberg, S. (2005). Applied Linear Regression, 3rd edition. New York: Wiley, Section 1.1.