On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the schooldays data set which pertains to Days not Spent at School . The schooldays data set is found in the HSAUR R package. Try to load the schooldays data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("schooldays"). This may load the data into a variable called schooldays. If R says the schooldays data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("HSAUR") and then attempt to reload the data with library("HSAUR") followed by data("schooldays"). Perhaps strangley, if R gives you no output after entering a command, it means the command succeeded. If it succeeded you can see the data by typing schooldays at the command-line which should display the entire dataset.
If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the schooldays R data set. The size of this file is about 6,105 bytes.
Days not Spent at School
Data from a sociological study, the number of days absent from school is
the response variable.
A data frame with 154 observations on the following 5 variables.
race of the child, a factor with levels
the sex of the child, a factor with levels
the school type, a factor with levels
F2 (second) and
F3 (third form).
how good is the child in learning things,
a factor with levels
number of days absent from school.
The data arise from a sociological study
of Australian Aboriginal and white children reported by
In this study, children of both sexes from four age groups
(final grade in primary schools and first, second and third form
in secondary school) and from two cultural groups were used.
The children in age group were classified as slow or average
learners. The response variable was the number of days absent
from school during the school year. (Children who had suffered
a serious illness during the years were excluded.)
S. Quine (1975), Achievement Orientation of Aboriginal and
White Adolescents. Doctoral Dissertation,
Australian National University, Canberra.
data("schooldays", package = "HSAUR")
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.