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8.2.45.49 octave.dataset.OrchardSprays

Static Method: out = OrchardSprays ()

Potency of Orchard Sprays

Description

An experiment was conducted to assess the potency of various constituents of orchard sprays in repelling honeybees, using a Latin square design.

Format

rowpos

Row of the design.

colpos

Column of the design

treatment

Treatment level.

decrease

Response.

Details

Individual cells of dry comb were filled with measured amounts of lime sulphur emulsion in sucrose solution. Seven different concentrations of lime sulphur ranging from a concentration of 1/100 to 1/1,562,500 in successive factors of 1/5 were used as well as a solution containing no lime sulphur.

The responses for the different solutions were obtained by releasing 100 bees into the chamber for two hours, and then measuring the decrease in volume of the solutions in the various cells.

An 8 x 8 Latin square design was used and the treatments were coded as follows:

A – highest level of lime sulphur B – next highest level of lime sulphur … G – lowest level of lime sulphur H – no lime sulphur

Source

Finney, D. J. (1947). Probit Analysis. Cambridge.

References

McNeil, D. R. (1977). Interactive Data Analysis. New York: Wiley.

Examples

t = octave.dataset.OrchardSprays;

octave.examples.plot_pairs (t);