R Dataset / Package mosaicData / Births78

On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the Births78 data set which pertains to US Births in 1978. The Births78 data set is found in the mosaicData R package. You can load the Births78 data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Births78"). This will load the data into a variable called Births78. If R says the Births78 data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("mosaicData") 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 Births78 R data set. The size of this file is about 9,633 bytes.

US Births in 1978


A day by day record of the number of births in the United States in 1978.




A data frame with 365 observations on the following variables.

  • date date in 1978

  • births number of US births

  • dayofyear sequential number of days from 1 to 365

  • wday day of week as an ordered factor


if (require(lattice)) {
xyplot(births ~ date, Births78)
xyplot(births ~ date, Births78, groups = wday)

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

Attachments: csv, json

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