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- Static Method:
`out`=**discoveries***()* -
Yearly Numbers of Important Discoveries

#### Description

The numbers of “great” inventions and scientific discoveries in each year from 1860 to 1959.

#### Format

`year`

Year.

`discoveries`

Number of “great” discoveries that year.

#### Source

The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1975 Edition, pages 315–318.

#### References

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

#### Examples

t = octave.dataset.discoveries; plot (t.year, t.discoveries); xlabel ("Time"); ylabel ("Number of important discoveries"); title ("discoveries data set");