sampson: Sampson monk data

Description Usage Format Source See Also Examples


Various relationships between several monks at a monastery collected over time.




sampson is a list whose entries are 18x18 matrices representing the pairwise relationships between 18 monks. The names of the monks are given as the row/column names of each matrix.

Each matrix encodes a different relationship (there are a total of 10) described by the corresponding name field of the list.


F. S. Sampson. A novitiate in a period of change: An experimental and case study of social relationships. PhD thesis, Cornell University. 1968.

See Also

mmsb.collapsed.gibbs.sampler is an example of a function which can model the structure of this data set.



Search within the lda package
Search all R packages, documentation and source code

Questions? Problems? Suggestions? or email at

Please suggest features or report bugs with the GitHub issue tracker.

All documentation is copyright its authors; we didn't write any of that.