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8.2.45.83 octave.dataset.women

Static Method: out = women ()

Average Heights and Weights for American Women

Description

This data set gives the average heights and weights for American women aged 30–39.

Format

height

Height (in).

weight

Weight (lbs).

Details

The data set appears to have been taken from the American Society of Actuaries Build and Blood Pressure Study for some (unknown to us) earlier year.

The World Almanac notes: “The figures represent weights in ordinary indoor clothing and shoes, and heights with shoes”.

Source

The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1975.

References

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

Examples

t = octave.dataset.women;

figure
scatter (t.height, t.weight)
xlabel ("Height (in)")
ylabel ("Weight (lb")
title ("women data: American women aged 30-39")