Re: [R] Measurements of 3000 criminals

From: Jean lobry <>
Date: Sun 29 Oct 2006 - 11:54:49 GMT

>On that basis, and having looked at Jean's PDF
>the table on the 11th page thereof (Section 4) seems to be
>a facsimile reproduction of the corresponding page in the
>Biometrika article by Macdonell. (I do not have access at
>the moment to the original Biometrika, so cannot verify this),
>and that table gives the data as originally published by


Yes, indeed, this is a screen-copy from the Macdonell paper scanned in JSTOR. As you have guessed we (Anne-Béatrice Dufour and mylself) have entered the data, checked that margins were consistent, and converted height in cm.

We were planning to use this for teaching: a practical under R to reproduce Student's original experiment, but we didn't have the time up to now to write the handout.



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