Chicken Weights by Feed Type

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Description

An experiment was conducted to measure and compare the effectiveness of various feed supplements on the growth rate of chickens.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 71 observations on the following 2 variables.

weight

a numeric variable giving the chick weight.

feed

a factor giving the feed type.

Details

Newly hatched chicks were randomly allocated into six groups, and each group was given a different feed supplement. Their weights in grams after six weeks are given along with feed types.

Source

Anonymous (1948) Biometrika, 35, 214.

References

McNeil, D. R. (1977) Interactive Data Analysis. New York: Wiley.

Examples

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require(stats); require(graphics)
boxplot(weight ~ feed, data = chickwts, col = "lightgray",
    varwidth = TRUE, notch = TRUE, main = "chickwt data",
    ylab = "Weight at six weeks (gm)")
anova(fm1 <- lm(weight ~ feed, data = chickwts))
opar <- par(mfrow = c(2, 2), oma = c(0, 0, 1.1, 0),
            mar = c(4.1, 4.1, 2.1, 1.1))
plot(fm1)
par(opar)

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