R Dataset / Package MASS / minn38

On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the minn38 data set which pertains to Minnesota High School Graduates of 1938. The minn38 data set is found in the MASS R package. You can load the minn38 data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("minn38"). This will load the data into a variable called minn38. If R says the minn38 data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("MASS") 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 minn38 R data set. The size of this file is about 3,407 bytes.

Minnesota High School Graduates of 1938


The Minnesota high school graduates of 1938 were classified according to four factors, described below. The minn38 data frame has 168 rows and 5 columns.




This data frame contains the following columns:


high school rank: "L", "M" and "U" for lower, middle and upper third.


post high school status: Enrolled in college, ("C"), enrolled in non-collegiate school, ("N"), employed full-time, ("E") and other, ("O").


father's occupational level, (seven levels, "F1", "F2", ..., "F7").


sex: factor with levels"F" or "M".




From R. L. Plackett, (1974) The Analysis of Categorical Data. London: Griffin

who quotes the data from

Hoyt, C. J., Krishnaiah, P. R. and Torrance, E. P. (1959) Analysis of complex contingency tables, J. Exp. Ed. 27, 187–194.

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

Attachments: csv, json

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