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This data set contains observations of abalones, the common name for any of a group of sea snails. The goal is to predict the age of an individual abalone given physical measurements such as sex, weight, and height.

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A list with two items representing 211 observations from 9 variables

- sex
sex of abalone, 1 for female

- infant
indicates that the person is an infant

- length
longest shell measurement in mm

- diameter
perpendicular to length in mm

- height
height in mm including meat in shell

- weight_whole
weight of entire abalone

- weight_shucked
weight of meat

- weight_viscera
weight of viscera

- weight_shell
weight of shell

- rings
rings. +1.5 gives the age in years

Only a stratified sample of 211 rows of the original data set are used here.

Pace, R. Kelley and Ronald Barry, Sparse Spatial Autoregressions, Statistics and Probability Letters, 33 (1997) 291-297.

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