HairEyeColor {datasets}R Documentation

Hair and Eye Color of Statistics Students

Description

Distribution of hair and eye color and sex in 592 statistics students.

Usage

HairEyeColor

Format

A 3-dimensional array resulting from cross-tabulating 592 observations on 3 variables. The variables and their levels are as follows:

No Name Levels
1 Hair Black, Brown, Red, Blond
2 Eye Brown, Blue, Hazel, Green
3 Sex Male, Female

Details

This data set is useful for illustrating various techniques for the analysis of contingency tables, such as the standard chi-squared test or, more generally, log-linear modelling, and graphical methods such as mosaic plots, sieve diagrams or association plots.

References

Snee, R. D. (1974), Graphical display of two-way contingency tables. The American Statistician, 28, 9–12.

Friendly, M. (1992), Graphical methods for categorical data. SAS User Group International Conference Proceedings, 17, 190–200. http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/sugi/sugi17-paper.html

Friendly, M. (1992), Mosaic displays for loglinear models. Proceedings of the Statistical Graphics Section, American Statistical Association, pp. 61–68. http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/Papers/asa92.html

See Also

chisq.test, loglin, mosaicplot

Examples

require(graphics)
## Full mosaic
mosaicplot(HairEyeColor)
## Aggregate over sex:
x <- apply(HairEyeColor, c(1, 2), sum)
x
mosaicplot(x, main = "Relation between hair and eye color")

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