Chest measurements of 5738 Scottish Militiamen

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Description

Quetelet's data on chest measurements of 5738 Scottish Militiamen. Quetelet (1846) used this data as a demonstration of the normal distribution of physical characteristics.

Usage

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data(ChestSizes)

Format

A data frame with 16 observations on the following 2 variables.

chest

Chest size (in inches)

count

Number of soldiers with this chest size

Source

Velleman, P. F. and Hoaglin, D. C. (1981). Applications, Basics, and Computing of Exploratory Data Analysis. Belmont. CA: Wadsworth. Retrieved from Statlib: https://www.stat.cmu.edu/StatDat/Datafiles/MilitiamenChests.html

References

A. Quetelet, Lettres a S.A.R. le Duc Regnant de Saxe-Cobourg et Gotha, sur la Theorie des Probabilites, Appliquee aux Sciences Morales et Politiques. Brussels: M. Hayes, 1846, p. 400.

Examples

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data(ChestSizes)
## maybe str(ChestSizes) ; plot(ChestSizes) ...

# frequency polygon
plot(ChestSizes, type='b')
#barplot
barplot(ChestSizes[,2], ylab="Frequency", xlab="Chest size")

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