DonnerData: Donner Party Dataset

Description Usage Format Details Source References Examples

Description

"During the summer of 1846, the 87 members of the Donner Party travelled an untested route between Fort Bridger, Wyoming, and the Humboldt River, Nevada. As a result of delays caused by this choice, they became stranded by heavy snows on the east flank of the Sierra Nevada. By the time the last member of the party was rescued, 40 had died" [Donald K. Grayson, 1990].

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 90 obs. of 5 variables:

family

Factor w/ 10 levels. Family name.

age

int. Age.

sex

Factor w/ 2 levels "Female","Male".

survived

int. 1 = Suvived, 0 = Decesead.

death

POSIXct, format: "1846-12-29".

Details

The main families in the Donner party were: Donner, Graves, Breen and Reed. The families of Murphy, Foster and Pike are grouped as 'MurFosPik', those of Fosdick and Wolfinger are coded as 'FosdWolf', and all others as 'Other'. This dataset was retrieved from the vcdExtra package.

Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party

https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/vcdExtra/index.html

References

Donner Party Deaths: A Demographic Assessment, Donald K. Grayson, Journal of Anthropological Research, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Autumn, 1990), pp. 223-242

Examples

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