Plato7: Plato's Seven Works

Description Usage Format References Examples

Description

This dataset contains statistical information about Plato's seven works. The underlying problem to this dataset is the fact that the chronological order of Plato's works is unknown. Scholars only know that Republic was his first work, and Laws his last work. For each work, Cox and Brandwood (1959) extracted the last five syllables of each sentence. Each syllable is classified as long or short which gives 32 types. Consequently, we obtain a percentage distribution across the 32 scenarios for each of the seven works.

Usage

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Format

Data frame containing syllable percentages of Plato's 7 works.

References

Cox, D. R. & Brandwood, L. (1959). On a discriminatory problem connected with the work of Plato. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series B), 21, 195-200.

Examples

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Example output

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   Republic Laws Critias Philebus Politicus Sophist Timaeus
1       1.1  2.4     3.3      2.5       1.7     2.8     2.4
2       1.6  3.8     2.0      2.8       2.5     3.6     3.9
3       1.7  1.9     2.0      2.1       3.1     3.4     6.0
4       1.9  2.6     1.3      2.6       2.6     2.6     1.8
5       2.1  3.0     6.7      4.0       3.3     2.4     3.4
6       2.0  3.8     4.0      4.8       2.9     2.5     3.5
7       2.1  2.7     3.3      4.3       3.3     3.3     3.4
8       2.2  1.8     2.0      1.5       2.3     4.0     3.4
9       2.8  0.6     1.3      0.7       0.4     2.1     1.7
10      4.6  8.8     6.0      6.5       4.0     2.3     3.3
11      3.3  3.4     2.7      6.7       5.3     3.3     3.4
12      2.6  1.0     2.7      0.6       0.9     1.6     2.2
13      4.6  1.1     2.0      0.7       1.0     3.0     2.7
14      2.6  1.5     2.7      3.1       3.1     3.0     3.0
15      4.4  3.0     3.3      1.9       3.0     3.0     2.2
16      2.5  5.7     6.7      5.4       4.4     5.1     3.9
17      2.9  4.2     2.7      5.5       6.9     5.2     3.0
18      3.0  1.4     2.0      0.7       2.7     2.6     3.3
19      3.4  1.0     0.7      0.4       0.7     2.3     3.3
20      2.0  2.3     2.0      1.2       3.4     3.7     3.3
21      6.4  2.4     1.3      2.8       1.8     2.1     3.0
22      4.2  0.6     4.7      0.7       0.8     3.0     2.8
23      2.8  2.9     1.3      2.6       4.6     3.4     3.0
24      4.2  1.2     2.7      1.3       1.0     1.3     3.3
25      4.8  8.2     5.3      5.3       4.5     4.6     3.0
26      2.4  1.9     3.3      3.3       2.5     2.5     2.2
27      3.5  4.1     2.0      3.3       3.8     2.9     2.4
28      4.0  3.7     4.7      3.3       4.9     3.5     3.0
29      4.1  2.1     6.0      2.3       2.1     4.1     6.4
30      4.1  8.8     2.0      9.0       6.8     4.7     3.8
31      2.0  3.0     3.3      2.9       2.9     2.6     2.2
32      4.2  5.2     4.0      4.9       7.3     3.4     1.8

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