The Fisher Iris dataset: measurements of various flowers
This is the classic Fisher Iris dataset.
The species of flower being measured.
Length of sepals, in centimeters.
Width of sepals, in centimeters.
Length of petals, in centimeters.
Width of petals, in centimeters.
Fisher, R. A. (1936). The use of multiple measurements in taxonomic problems. Annals of Eugenics, 7, Part II, 179-188. also in Contributions to Mathematical Statistics (John Wiley, NY, 1950).
Duda, R.O., & Hart, P.E. (1973). Pattern Classification and Scene Analysis. (Q327.D83) New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-22361-1. See page 218.
The data were collected by Anderson, Edgar (1935). The irises of the Gaspe Peninsula. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 59, 2–5.
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