On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the melanoma data set which pertains to Melanoma skin cancer incidence . The melanoma data set is found in the lattice R package. Try to load the melanoma data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("melanoma"). This may load the data into a variable called melanoma. If R says the melanoma data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("lattice") and then attempt to reload the data with library("lattice") followed by data("melanoma"). 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 melanoma 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 melanoma R data set. The size of this file is about 350 bytes.
Melanoma skin cancer incidence
These data from the Connecticut Tumor Registry present
age-adjusted numbers of melanoma skin-cancer incidences per
100,000 people in Connectict for the years from 1936 to 1972.
A data frame with 37 observations on the following 2 variables.
Years 1936 to 1972.
Rate of melanoma cancer per 100,000 population.
This dataset is not related to the
dataset in the boot package with the same name.
The S-PLUS 6.2 help for the melanoma data says that the incidence rate is
per million, but this is not consistent with data found at the
National Cancer Institute (http://www.nci.nih.gov).
Documentation contributed by Kevin Wright.
Houghton, A., E. W. Munster, and M. V. Viola. (1978). Increased
Incidence of Malignant Melanoma After Peaks of Sunspot Activity.
The Lancet, 8, 759–760.
Cleveland, William S. (1993) Visualizing Data. Hobart Press,
Summit, New Jersey.
# Time-series plot. Figure 3.64 from Cleveland.
xyplot(incidence ~ year,
data = melanoma,
aspect = "xy",
panel = function(x, y)
panel.xyplot(x, y, type="o", pch = 16),
ylim = c(0, 6),
xlab = "Year",
ylab = "Incidence")
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.