R Dataset / Package rpart / kyphosis
On this Rdata statistics page, you will find information about the kyphosis data set which pertains to Data on Children who have had Corrective Spinal Surgery. The kyphosis data set is found in the rpart R package. You can load the kyphosis data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("kyphosis"). This will load the data into a variable called kyphosis. If R says the kyphosis data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("rpart") 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 kyphosis R data set. The size of this file is about 1,430 bytes.
Data on Children who have had Corrective Spinal Surgery
Description
The kyphosis
data frame has 81 rows and 4 columns. representing data on children who have had corrective spinal surgery
Usage
kyphosis
Format
This data frame contains the following columns:
Kyphosis

a factor with levels
absent
present
indicating if a kyphosis (a type of deformation) was present after the operation. Age

in months
Number

the number of vertebrae involved
Start

the number of the first (topmost) vertebra operated on.
Source
John M. Chambers and Trevor J. Hastie eds. (1992) Statistical Models in S, Wadsworth and Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, CA.
Examples
fit < rpart(Kyphosis ~ Age + Number + Start, data = kyphosis) fit2 < rpart(Kyphosis ~ Age + Number + Start, data = kyphosis, parms = list(prior = c(0.65, 0.35), split = "information")) fit3 < rpart(Kyphosis ~ Age + Number + Start, data=kyphosis, control = rpart.control(cp = 0.05)) par(mfrow = c(1,2), xpd = TRUE) plot(fit) text(fit, use.n = TRUE) plot(fit2) text(fit2, use.n = TRUE)
Dataset imported from https://www.rproject.org.