precip: Annual Precipitation in US Cities

Description Usage Format Note Source References Examples

Description

The average amount of precipitation (rainfall) in inches for each of 70 United States (and Puerto Rico) cities.

Usage

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Format

A named vector of length 70.

Note

The dataset version up to Nov.16, 2016 had a typo in "Cincinnati"'s name. The examples show how to recreate that version.

Source

Statistical Abstracts of the United States, 1975.

References

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

Examples

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require(graphics)
dotchart(precip[order(precip)], main = "precip data")
title(sub = "Average annual precipitation (in.)")

## Old ("wrong") version of dataset (just name change):
precip.O <- local({
   p <- precip; names(p)[names(p) == "Cincinnati"] <- "Cincinati" ; p })
stopifnot(all(precip == precip.O),
	  match("Cincinnati", names(precip)) == 46,
	  identical(names(precip)[-46], names(precip.O)[-46]))