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Datafile Name: Cavendish
Datafile Subjects: Famous datasets , Physics , Science
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:
  1. 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