boston: Boston Housing Data

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Data on median housing values from 506 census tracts in the suburbs of Boston from the 1970 census. This data frame is a corrected version of the original data by Harrison and Rubinfeld (1978) with additional spatial information. The data were taken directly from BostonHousing2 and unneeded columns (i.e., name of town, census tract, and the uncorrected median home value) were removed.




A data frame with 506 rows and 16 variables.


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Gilley, O.W., and R. Kelley Pace (1996). On the Harrison and Rubinfeld Data. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 31, 403-405.

Newman, D.J. & Hettich, S. & Blake, C.L. & Merz, C.J. (1998). UCI Repository of machine learning databases [] Irvine, CA: University of California, Department of Information and Computer Science.

Pace, R. Kelley, and O.W. Gilley (1997). Using the Spatial Configuration of the Data to Improve Estimation. Journal of the Real Estate Finance and Economics, 14, 333-340.

Friedrich Leisch & Evgenia Dimitriadou (2010). mlbench: Machine Learning Benchmark Problems. R package version 2.1-1.



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