Boston {MASS}R Documentation

Housing Values in Suburbs of Boston

Description

The Boston data frame has 506 rows and 14 columns.

Usage

Boston

Format

This data frame contains the following columns:

crim
per capita crime rate by town
zn
proportion of residential land zoned for lots over 25,000 sq.ft.
indus
proportion of non-retail business acres per town
chas
Charles River dummy variable (= 1 if tract bounds river; 0 otherwise)
nox
nitrogen oxides concentration (parts per 10 million)
rm
average number of rooms per dwelling
age
proportion of owner-occupied units built prior to 1940
dis
weighted mean of distances to five Boston employment centres
rad
index of accessibility to radial highways
tax
full-value property-tax rate per $10,000
ptratio
pupil-teacher ratio by town
black
1000(Bk - 0.63)^2 where Bk is the proportion of blacks by town
lstat
lower status of the population (percent)
medv
median value of owner-occupied homes in $1000

Source

Harrison, D. and Rubinfeld, D.L. (1978) Hedonic prices and the demand for clean air. J. Environ. Economics and Management 5, 81–102.

Belsley D.A., Kuh, E. and Welsch, R.E. (1980) Regression Diagnostics. Identifying Influential Data and Sources of Collinearity. New York: Wiley.


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