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## Primate Body and Brain Weights

### Description

A subset of `Animals`

data frame from the MASS library.
It contains the average body and brain measurements of five
primates.

### Usage

`primates`

### Format

This data frame contains the following columns:

- Bodywt
a numeric vector consisting of the body weights (in kg) of five different primates

- Brainwt
a numeric vector consisting of the corresponding brain weights (in g)

### Source

P. J. Rousseeuw and A. M. Leroy (1987) Robust Regression and Outlier Detection. Wiley, p. 57.

### Examples

```
attach(primates)
plot(x=Bodywt, y=Brainwt, pch=16,
xlab="Body weight (kg)", ylab="Brain weight (g)",
xlim=c(5,300), ylim=c(0,1500))
chw <- par()$cxy[1]
chh <- par()$cxy[2]
text(x=Bodywt+chw, y=Brainwt+c(-.1,0,0,.1,0)*chh,
labels=row.names(primates), adj=0)
detach(primates)
```