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8.2.45.78 octave.dataset.USPersonalExpenditure

Static Method: out = USPersonalExpenditure ()

Personal Expenditure Data

Description

This data set consists of United States personal expenditures (in billions of dollars) in the categories: food and tobacco, household operation, medical and health, personal care, and private education for the years 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955 and 1960.

Format

A 2-dimensional matrix x with Category along dimension 1 and Year along dimension 2.

Source

The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1962, page 756.

References

Tukey, J. W. (1977). Exploratory Data Analysis. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley.

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

Examples

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