R Dataset / Package boot / polar

On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the polar data set which pertains to Pole Positions of New Caledonian Laterites. The polar data set is found in the boot R package. You can load the polar data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("polar"). This will load the data into a variable called polar. If R says the polar data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("boot") and then attempt to reload the data with the library() command. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the polar R data set. The size of this file is about 575 bytes.

Pole Positions of New Caledonian Laterites


The polar data frame has 50 rows and 2 columns.

The data are the pole positions from a paleomagnetic study of New Caledonian laterites.




This data frame contains the following columns:


The latitude (in degrees) of the pole position. Note that all latitudes are negative as the axis is taken to be in the lower hemisphere.


The longitude (in degrees) of the pole position.


The data were obtained from

Fisher, N.I., Lewis, T. and Embleton, B.J.J. (1987) Statistical Analysis of Spherical Data. Cambridge University Press.


Davison, A.C. and Hinkley, D.V. (1997) Bootstrap Methods and Their Application. Cambridge University Press.

Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

Attachments: csv, json

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