R Dataset / Package MASS / npk
On this Rdata statistics page, you will find information about the npk data set which pertains to Classical N, P, K Factorial Experiment. The npk data set is found in the MASS R package. You can load the npk data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("npk"). This will load the data into a variable called npk. If R says the npk 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 npk R data set. The size of this file is about 518 bytes.
Classical N, P, K Factorial Experiment
Description
A classical N, P, K (nitrogen, phosphate, potassium) factorial experiment on the growth of peas conducted on 6 blocks. Each half of a fractional factorial design confounding the NPK interaction was used on 3 of the plots.
Usage
npk
Format
The npk
data frame has 24 rows and 5 columns:
block

which block (label 1 to 6).
N

indicator (0/1) for the application of nitrogen.
P

indicator (0/1) for the application of phosphate.
K

indicator (0/1) for the application of potassium.
yield

Yield of peas, in pounds/plot (the plots were (1/70) acre).
Note
This dataset is also contained in R 3.0.2 and later.
Source
Imperial College, London, M.Sc. exercise sheet.
References
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.
Examples
options(contrasts = c("contr.sum", "contr.poly")) npk.aov < aov(yield ~ block + N*P*K, npk) npk.aov summary(npk.aov) alias(npk.aov) coef(npk.aov) options(contrasts = c("contr.treatment", "contr.poly")) npk.aov1 < aov(yield ~ block + N + K, data = npk) summary.lm(npk.aov1) se.contrast(npk.aov1, list(N=="0", N=="1"), data = npk) model.tables(npk.aov1, type = "means", se = TRUE)
Dataset imported from https://www.rproject.org.