[R] father and son heights

Ann Loraine loraine at loraine.net
Sun Feb 15 19:37:08 CET 2004

Actually, no.  It's a data set that is used to teach Pearson's 
correlation coefficient in a popular statistics textbook - "Statistics" 
by Freedman, Pisani, et al.

It contains over a thousand measurements of son's and their father's 

I would like to find it in electronic form so that I can use it to 
prepare figures and examples for a lecture.

If anyone knows where I could find it, please let me know.  I've done a 
few Google searches but haven't had any luck so far.  I also used the 
data() command to look through R's built-in data sets and couldn't find 
it.  Any suggestions would be most welcome!


Ann Loraine

On Feb 15, 2004, at 5:46 AM, Spencer Graves wrote:

>      Do you have this data set in any form?  If yes, do you have it in 
> any electronic form?  If yes, have you tried following relevant 
> suggestions in the manual on "R Data Import/Export"?  [I got this as a 
> hot link from within R 1.8.1 "help.start()".]
>      hope this helps.
>      spencer graves
> Ann Loraine wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm looking for Pearson's father and son height data.
>> Is this data set available in R?
>> Thanks!
>> Ann Loraine
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