• Datafile Name: Distribution PatternsDownload .TXT file
  • Datafile Subject: Miscellaneous,
  • Story names: Distribution Patterns,
  • Reference: E.B. Lindenburg and S.E. Ross, "Tobin's Q Ratio and Industrial Organization," Journal of Business, 54:1 (January 1981), pp 1-32. S.M. Stigler, "Do Robust Estimators Work with Real Data?" The Annals of Statistics, 1977, pp 1055-1098. A.J. Duncan, Quality Control and Industrial Statistics, 4th Ed., Richard D. Irwin, 1974, p. 67. C.J. Verhoeven, Techniques in Corporate Manpower Planning, Nijhoff, Amsterdam, p 50.
  • Authorization: free use
  • Description: Four variables have been selected which have different distribution patterns.
  • Number of Cases 100
  • Variable Names:
    1. QRAT = Market value to replacement cost ratio for 50 firms out of 250
    2. DENS = 29 measures of the density of earth compared to water by Cavendish in 1798 (from Stigler)
    3. STR = Yarn strength (lbs) of 22s yarns (from A.J. Duncan)
    4. AGE = Age of officers attaining the rank of colonel in the Royal Netherlands Air Force (from Verhoeven)

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