[Rd] Re: PR#886: Error (?) in documentation of 'swiss'

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun, 22 Apr 2001 07:47:31 +0100 (BST)

On Sun, 22 Apr 2001 k.j.mcconway@open.ac.uk wrote:

> No, you're quite right, I was wrong. I must have been very confused when I
> put up the first 'bug' report, #886. I noticed my error a couple of days
> after and put up a comment to that effect on R-bugs, but it seems to have
> vanished (or alternatively I did that wrong as well). I agree with you on

(It seems never to have got there.)

> the criterion for the choice of districts as well. There remains a minuscule
> discrepancy between the Mosteller and Tukey description and the Princeton
> one, in that M&T say that the 4th variable is the % of the population with
> education beyond primary school, whereas the Princeton source says it's the
> percentage of 'draftees' with this level of education; given the date, the
> differences between male and female education levels at the time, and the
> (presumed) fact that the 'draftees' are all male, this might make a
> difference to interpretation, I suppose.

Also, the agricultural field is for males, and a corresponding one
for females is in the OPR files.

I have already noted both in the help file for the upcoming 1.2.3.


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