R Dataset / Package MASS / michelson
Michelson's Speed of Light Data
Measurements of the speed of light in air, made between 5th June and 2nd July, 1879. The data consists of five experiments, each consisting of 20 consecutive runs. The response is the speed of light in km/s, less 299000. The currently accepted value, on this scale of measurement, is 734.5.
The data frame contains the following components:
The experiment number, from 1 to 5.
The run number within each experiment.
A.J. Weekes (1986) A Genstat Primer. Edward Arnold.
S. M. Stigler (1977) Do robust estimators work with real data? Annals of Statistics 5, 1055–1098.
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.
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