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Dataset for exploratory analysis with 32 objects (male and female persons) and 12 variables.

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a matrix with 32 observations (persons) and 12 variables.

`[, 1]` | Height in cm. |

`[, 2]` | Weight in kg. |

`[, 3]` | Hair length (-1 for short, +1 for long). |

`[, 4]` | Shoe size (EU standard). |

`[, 5]` | Age, years. |

`[, 6]` | Income, euro per year. |

`[, 7]` | Beer consumption, liters per year. |

`[, 8]` | Wine consumption, liters per year. |

`[, 9]` | Sex (-1 for male, +1 for female). |

`[, 10]` | Swimming ability (index, based on 500 m swimming time). |

`[, 11]` | Region (-1 for Scandinavia, +1 for Mediterranean. |

`[, 12]` | IQ (European standardized test). |

The data was taken from the book [1] and is in fact a small subset of a pan-European demographic survey. It includes information about 32 persons, 16 represent northern Europe (Scandinavians) and 16 are from the Mediterranean regions. In both groups there are 8 male and 8 female persons. The data includes both quantitative and qualitative variables and is particularly useful for benchmarking exploratory data analysis methods.

1. K. Esbensen. Multivariate Data Analysis in Practice. Camo, 2002.

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