**Datafile Name:** Cavendish
**Datafile Subjects:**
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**Story Names:**
Density of the Earth
**Reference:** Moore, David S., and George P. McCabe (1989). *Introduction to the Practice of Statistics*. Original source: Stigler, S.M., "Do robust estimators work with real data?" *Annals of Statistics*, 5 (1977), pp. 1055-1078.
**Authorization:**
**Description:** Dataset contains 29 measurements of the density of the earth, obtained by Henry Cavendish in 1798 using a torsion balance. Density is presented as a multiple of the density of water.
**Number of cases:** 29
**Variable Names:**
- Density: Density of the earth as a multiple of the density of water

**The Data:**
Density
5.50
5.57
5.42
5.61
5.53
5.47
4.88
5.62
5.63
4.07
5.29
5.34
5.26
5.44
5.46
5.55
5.34
5.30
5.36
5.79
5.75
5.29
5.10
5.86
5.58
5.27
5.85
5.65
5.39