Datasaurus R Documentation

## The Datasaurus Dozen

### Description

An illustrative exercise in never trusting the summary statistics without also visualizing them.

### Usage

Datasaurus


### Format

A data frame with 1,846 observations on the following 3 variables.

dataset

the particular data set, one of 12

x

a random variable

y

another random variable

### Details

Data were created by Alberto Cairo to illustrate you should always visualize your data beyond the summary statistics. These are 12 data sets, in long form, each with a mean of x about 54.26, a mean of y about 47.83. The standard deviation for x is about 16.76 and the standard deviation of y is about 26.93. x and y will correlate weakly, about -.06.

### Author(s)

Alberto Cairo, Justin Matejka, George Fitzmaurice