[R] father and son heights

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at myway.com
Mon Feb 16 01:01:01 CET 2004

I just noticed that the faraway package on CRAN contains
the stat500 dataset so you can just install that in the
usualy way, rather than googling around for faraway.zip .

Date:   Sun, 15 Feb 2004 14:27:52 -0500 (EST) 
From:   Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at myway.com>
To:   <loraine at loraine.net>, <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch> 
Subject:   Re: [R] father and son heights 


Faraway's book titled "Practical Regression and Anova using R", 
with full text available online at:


refers to a data set, stat500, which compares midterm and final
grades. It can be used to illustrate similar concepts.

A google search for faraway.zip will locate the actual data.

Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 10:37:08 -0800 
From: Ann Loraine <loraine at loraine.net>
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Subject: Re: [R] father and son heights 

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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