R Dataset / Package psych / heights
On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the heights data set which pertains to A data.frame of the Galton (1888) height and cubit data set.. The heights data set is found in the psych R package. Try to load the heights data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("heights"). This may load the data into a variable called heights. If R says the heights data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("psych") and then attempt to reload the data with library("psych") followed by data("heights"). 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 heights 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 heights R data set. The size of this file is about 3,140 bytes.
A data.frame of the Galton (1888) height and cubit data set.
Francis Galton introduced the 'co-relation' in 1888 with a paper discussing how to measure the relationship between two variables. His primary example was the relationship between height and forearm length. The data table (
The data frame,
A data frame with 348 observations on the following 2 variables.
Sir Francis Galton (1888) published the first demonstration of the correlation coefficient. The regression (or reversion to mediocrity) of the height to the length of the left forearm (a cubit) was found to .8. The original table
Galton, Francis (1888) Co-relations and their measurement. Proceedings of the Royal Society. London Series,45,135-145,
data(heights) ellipses(heights,n=1,main="Galton's co-relation data set")
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.
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