R Dataset / Package car / Davis

On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the Davis data set which pertains to Self-Reports of Height and Weight. The Davis data set is found in the car R package. You can load the Davis data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Davis"). This will load the data into a variable called Davis. If R says the Davis data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("car") 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 Davis R data set. The size of this file is about 3,632 bytes.

Self-Reports of Height and Weight


The Davis data frame has 200 rows and 5 columns. The subjects were men and women engaged in regular exercise. There are some missing data.




This data frame contains the following columns:


A factor with levels: F, female; M, male.


Measured weight in kg.


Measured height in cm.


Reported weight in kg.


Reported height in cm.


Personal communication from C. Davis, Departments of Physical Education and Psychology, York University.


Davis, C. (1990) Body image and weight preoccupation: A comparison between exercising and non-exercising women. Appetite, 15, 13–21.

Fox, J. (2008) Applied Regression Analysis and Generalized Linear Models, Second Edition. Sage.

Fox, J. and Weisberg, S. (2011) An R Companion to Applied Regression, Second Edition, Sage.

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

Attachments: csv, json

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