• Story Name: Chest sizes of Militiamen
  • Story Topics: Miscellaneous,
  • Datafile Name: Militiamen Chests
  • Methods: Distribution, Histogram,
  • Abstract:

    These data summarize the chest sizes of Scottish militiamen in the early 19th century. Chest sizes are measured in inches, and each observation reports the number of soldiers with that chest size. A histogram of chest sizes shows an approximately normal curve. Notice that the histogram must be drawn by hand since the data are in summary form (a scatterplot of count by chest size shows the same shape). This dataset is useful for introducing histograms and the normal distribution.

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