• Datafile Name: CavendishDownload .TXT file
  • Datafile Subject: Famous Datasets, Physics, Science,
  • Story names: Density of the Earth,
  • Reference: Moore, David S., and George P. McCabe (1989). Introduction to the Practice of Statistics. Original source: Stigler, S.M., "Do robust estimators work with real data?" Annals of Statistics, 5 (1977), pp. 1055-1078.
  • Authorization: free use
  • Description: Dataset contains 29 measurements of the density of the earth, obtained by Henry Cavendish in 1798 using a torsion balance. Density is presented as a multiple of the density of water.
  • Number of Cases 29
  • Variable Names:
    1. Density: Density of the earth as a multiple of the density of water

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