Datasets from the book:
A Handbook of Small Data Sets

edited by D.J. Hand, F. Daly, A.D. Lunn, K.J. McConway and E. Ostrowski
from Chapman and Hall, ISBN 0 412 39920 2.
  1. Germinating seeds
  2. Guessing lengths
  3. Darwin's cross-fertilized and self-fertilized plants
  4. Intervals between cars on the MI motorway
  5. Tearing factor for paper
  6. Abrasion loss
  7. Mortality and water hardness
  8. Tensile strength of cement
  9. Weight gain in rats
  10. Weight of chickens
  11. Flicker frequency
  12. Effect of ammonium chloride on yield
  13. Comparing dishwashing detergents
  14. Software system failures
  15. Piston-ring failures
  16. Strength of chemical pastes
  17. Human age and fatness
  18. Motion sickness
  19. Plum root cuttings
  20. Spectacle wearing and delinquency
  21. Yield of isatin derivative
  22. Fecundity of fruitflies
  23. Butterfat
  24. Snoring and heart disease
  25. Trees' nearest neighbors
  26. Air pollution in US cities
  27. Acacia ants
  28. Vaccination
  29. Peppers in glasshouses
  30. A clinical trial in lymphoma
  31. Danish do-it-yourself
  32. Testing cement
  33. Irises
  34. Water voles
  35. Facilities in East Jerusalem
  36. Yields of winter wheat
  37. WISC blocks
  38. Byssinosis
  39. A tomato crossing experiment
  40. Coronary heart disease
  41. Toxaemia of pregnancy
  42. Starting positions in horse racing
  43. Saltiness judgments
  44. Oral socialization and explanations of illness
  45. Dopamine and schizophrenia
  46. US cancer mortality
  47. Cholesterol and behaviour type
  48. Aflatoxin in peanuts
  49. Anscombe's correlation data
  50. Caffeine and finger tapping
  51. Jackal mandible lengths
  52. Birds in paramo vegetation
  53. Extinction of marine genera
  54. Household expenditures
  55. Cork deposits
  56. Creatinine kinase and heart attacks
  57. Petrol expenditure
  58. North Buckinghamshire moths
  59. Crowds and threatened suicide
  60. Putting the shot
  61. Wooden toy prices
  62. Food prices
  63. UK earnings ratios
  64. Census data on 10 towns
  65. Expenditure on food
  66. Anaerobic threshold
  67. Road casualties on Fridays
  68. UK sprinters
  69. Unemployment and expenditure on motoring
  70. Cloud seeding
  71. Calculator random digits
  72. Catopril and blood pressure
  73. Food prices and house prices
  74. UNICEF data on child mortality
  75. Length of stay on a psychiatric observation ward
  76. Hodgkin's disease
  77. A Church Assembly vote
  78. A vandalized experiment
  79. Chest, Waist and hips measurements
  80. Morse code mistakes
  81. Distribution of minimum temperatures
  82. Rat skeletal muscle
  83. Ground cover under apple trees
  84. Lung cancer and occupation
  85. House insulation: Whitburn
  86. House insulation: Bristol
  87. Engine capacity and fuel consumption
  88. House insulation: Whiteside's data
  89. coffee prices
  90. House temperatures: Neath Hill
  91. Sex differences at school
  92. Destination of school leavers
  93. House insulation: Pennyland
  94. Wave energy device mooring
  95. The effect of light on mustard root growth
  96. Height and weight of 11-year-old girls
  97. Consulting the doctor about a child
  98. House heating: Great Linford
  99. Births in Basel
  100. Homing in desert ants
  101. Homing in pigeons
  102. Breast cancer mortality and temperature
  103. Deaths from sport parachuting
  104. Cotton imports in the 18th century
  105. British exports in the 19th century
  106. Size of ships in 1907
  107. Car sales in Quebec
  108. Sales and advertising
  109. Canadian lynx trappings
  110. Jet fighters
  111. Head size in brothers
  112. Sunspots
  113. Airline passenger numbers
  114. Yields from a batch chemical process
  115. Distances in Sheffield
  116. University of Iowa enrollments
  117. Insects in dunes
  118. Women's heights in Bangledesh
  119. Size of families in California
  120. Hutterite population structure
  121. Whooping cranes
  122. Pork and cirrhosis
  123. Pet birds and lung cancer
  124. Water injections and whiplash injuries
  125. Telling cancer patients about their disease
  126. Diet and neural tube defects
  127. Age of marriage in Guatemala
  128. Sand-flies
  129. Tonsil size and carrier status
  130. Duration of pregnancy
  131. 000 die throws
  132. Iron in slag
  133. Lowering blood pressure during surgery
  134. Crime in the USA: 1960
  135. Prater's gasoline yields
  136. Strength of cables
  137. Control of leatherjackets
  138. Spinning synthetic yarn
  139. Forearm lengths
  140. Lifetime of electric lamps
  141. Computer failures
  142. Replacement value of books
  143. Sulphinpyrazone and heart attacks
  144. Tibetan skulls
  145. East Midlands village dialects
  146. Lung Cancer mortality
  147. Aphids
  148. Pit props
  149. Silver content of Byzantine coins
  150. Shoshoni American Indians
  151. Component lifetimes
  152. Duckweed
  153. Simulated polynomial regression data
  154. Heights of elderly females
  155. Etruscan and Italian skulls
  156. A random pattern screen
  157. Rainfall in Australia
  158. Scottish soldiers
  159. Borrowing library books
  160. Nerve impulse times
  161. Corneal thickness of eyes
  162. Memory retention
  163. Student's yeast cell counts
  164. A comparison of growing conditions
  165. Anacapa pelican eggs
  166. Steel ball bearings
  167. Murder rates
  168. Kulasekeva model
  169. Epileptic seizures
  170. Red deer
  171. The incidence of albinism
  172. Females in queues
  173. Student absenteeism
  174. Leading digits
  175. Spores of the fungus Sordaris
  176. Litters of pigs
  177. Shoots of America maritima
  178. American N.F.L. matches
  179. Survival times in leukaemia
  180. Tensile strength
  181. Fatigue-life failures
  182. Linked transmission failures
  183. Published research papers in biology
  184. Counting cockroaches
  185. Survival times of green sunfish
  186. The great plague of 1665
  187. Log-series data
  188. Eye and hair colour in children
  189. Suicide figures in prisons
  190. Counting beetles
  191. The number of words in a sentence
  192. The size of gangs
  193. Skin graft survival times
  194. Angles of spiders' webs
  195. Finger length
  196. The Charlier model
  197. Disease clusters
  198. Multiple sclerosis
  199. The number of pigs in a litter
  200. The lengths of scallops
  201. Smoking habits in children
  202. The genesis of the t-test
  203. Dimensions of cuckoos' eggs
  204. Time intervals between coal mining disasters
  205. Ticks on sheep
  206. Brownlee's stack loss data
  207. Heine-Euler extensions
  208. Compound normal distributions
  209. Accident-repeatedness among children
  210. Volume of black cherry trees
  211. Digits count in pi and e
  212. Drug content of rat livers
  213. Envelope usage
  214. American Psychological Association election data
  215. Distribution of seabirds
  216. Spermarche
  217. Capture experiments
  218. Unaided distance vision
  219. Dental records
  220. Nigerian smallpox data
  221. Disease lesions in wheat
  222. Measuring drug diffusion
  223. Judgement concordance
  224. Bird colouring
  225. Incidence and mortality for lung cancer
  226. Bump-hunting
  227. Bliss" data sets
  228. Bird survival
  229. Trailing digits in data
  230. Silica in meteors
  231. Husbands and wives
  232. Presurgical stress
  233. Bladder cancer study
  234. Interspike waiting times
  235. Traffic flow
  236. Waiting times for planned pregnancies
  237. Iowa soil samples
  238. Greenland turbot
  239. Insect data
  240. Skin resistance
  241. Energy maintenance in sheep
  242. Lengths of lives of rats
  243. Crying babies
  244. Plant competition data
  245. Product sales
  246. Timber data
  247. Parasite data
  248. Azimuth data
  249. Perpendicular distance models
  250. Japanese black pines
  251. Treatments for locally unresectable gastric cancer
  252. Strength of beams
  253. Salinity values
  254. Epilectic seizures and chemothereapy
  255. Peroid between earthquakes
  256. Alveolar-bronchiolar adenomas
  257. Woodlice
  258. Drilling times
  259. Failure data
  260. Spatial presence-absence data
  261. Neuralgia data
  262. Temperatures in America
  263. Weldon's dice data - (currently) the last word
  264. Putting computers to the test
  265. Assesing the effect of toxicity
  266. Testing homogeneity
  267. Random digits
  268. Ice cream consumption
  269. Hospital data
  270. Aquifer data
  271. Windmill data
  272. Examination times and scores
  273. Gamma irradiation
  274. Ramus heights
  275. A soil experiment
  276. Rabit foetuses
  277. Blood fat concentration
  278. Snowfall data
  279. Counting alpha-particles
  280. Eruptions of the Old Faithful geyser
  281. Starch films
  282. Sheep diet
  283. Horse-kicks
  284. Pneumonia risk in smokers with chickenpox
  285. Anorexia data
  286. Breast development of Turkish girls
  287. Treatment of enuresis
  288. Births in the USA
  289. Flying bomb hits on London during World War II
  290. Brain and body weights of animals
  291. Severe Ideopathic Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  292. Lowest temperatures for US cities
  293. Plasma citrate concentrations
  294. Voting in congress
  295. Cortisol levels in psychotics
  296. An historic data set: crime and drinking
  297. Depression in adolescents
  298. English and Greek teachers
  299. Fun runners
  300. Olympic jumping events
  301. Blood lactic acid
  302. Skin cancers
  303. Mental status of school-age children
  304. Diabetic mice
  305. Absorption of ions by potato
  306. Survival of cancer patients
  307. Major earthquakes since 1900: fatalitites and intensities
  308. Presidents, popes and monarchs
  309. Cervical cancer
  310. Sickle cell disearse
  311. Men's olympic spring times
  312. Women's olympic swimming
  313. A thrombosis study
  314. Deaths in USA in 1966
  315. Comparison of experimental method
  316. Bat-to-prey detection distances
  317. Sexual performance of castrated mice
  318. The cloud point of a liquid
  319. Romano-British pottery
  320. A split plot field trial
  321. Olympic triple jump distances
  322. Species of flea beetle
  323. Survival times of cancer patients
  324. Birthweights of Poland China pigs
  325. Performance of various computer CPU's
  326. Monthly deaths from lung diseases in the UK
  327. Convictions for drunkenness
  328. Ear infections in swimmers
  329. A perception experiment
  330. Boiling points in the Alps
  331. Remission times of leukaemia patients
  332. Foster feeding rats of different genotype
  333. Record times for Scottish hill races
  334. Hardness of timber
  335. Dimensions of jellyfish
  336. Malaria parasites
  337. The New York Choral Society
  338. Testing crash helmets
  339. The speed of light
  340. Murder-suicides through aircraft crashes
  341. Average monthly temperatures for nottingham, 1920-1939
  342. Insurance premiums
  343. Testing authorship
  344. The rise of the planet Venus
  345. Pulse rates of Peruvian Indians
  346. Vocabulary of children
  347. Educating cats
  348. Shocking rats
  349. Smoking habits
  350. Mothers of schizophrenics
  351. Unemployment and suicide rates
  352. Main US budget items for 1978 and 1979
  353. Damage to ships
  354. Methadone treatment of heroin addicts
  355. Smoking and motherhood
  356. Crime rates in the USA
  357. Olympic decathlon, 1988
  358. Measurements of dog mandibles
  359. Children with Down's syndrome
  360. Protein consumption in European countries
  361. Male-Egyptian skulls
  362. Olympic women's heptathlon 1988
  363. Percentages employed in different industries in Europe
  364. Ages at death of English rulers
  365. Deaths in coal mining disasters
  366. A study in obesity
  367. The star cluster CYG OB1
  368. Frequency of breast self-examination
  369. Annual wages of production line workers in the USA
  370. One way to kill a cat
  371. Viral lesions on tobacco leaves
  372. Finger ridges of identical twins
  373. Statures of brother and sister
  374. Candidates in the 1992 British Election
  375. Papers presented at the first ten ICPRs
  376. Body mass index data
  377. Citation rates
  378. A World Heavyweight Boxing Championship match
  379. Assessment of conference papers
  380. Clinical trial for sprains
  381. Jeans sales in the UK
  382. The thirteen most common psychiatric disorders in the UK
  383. Randomized experiement on tomato yield
  384. Screening for psychiatric disorder
  385. Salaries in different occupations
  386. Whisky prices
  387. London Marathon
  388. Predicting cervical cancer
  389. Treatments for head and neck cancer
  390. Tau particle decay
  391. Factors influencing depression
  392. Vocabulary scores of university students
  393. Two groups drug comparison
  394. Blood glucose levels
  395. Rat body weights with diet supplements
  396. Diet supplements
  397. Visual acuity and lens strength
  398. Plasma ascorbic acid levels in hospital patients
  399. Salsolinol excretion rates
  400. Response profiles to three drugs
  401. Patterns of phychotropic drug consumption
  402. Wool data
  403. Survival times of animals
  404. Effectiveness of slimming clinics
  405. Prevalence of vertebral fractures
  406. Agreement between two examination markers
  407. Subjective estimates of lengths of pieces of string
  408. Compariosn of two kitchen scales
  409. Performance in mathematical degrees by sex in England and Scotland
  410. Chemical process
  411. Carcinoma of the uterine cervix
  412. Rainfall in Minneapolis/St. Paul
  413. Book condition by strength of paper
  414. Oxford and Cambridge boat race crews
  415. Comparisons between 48 major cities in 1991
  416. Height and resting pulse measurements
  417. Coalminers' breathing difficulties
  418. Toxicity of potassium cyanate on trout eggs
  419. Asthma death, corticosteroid use, and fenoterol use
  420. Seed germination
  421. Depression and friendship amongst children
  422. Social class of fathers and sons
  423. Survival data for patients with chronic active hepatitis
  424. Survival times of leukaemia patients
  425. Dissimilarity ratings of World War II politicians
  426. Rate of formation of a chemical
  427. Road distances between major UK towns
  428. Penicillin manufacture
  429. Early detection of autism
  430. Adolescent attempted suicide rates
  431. Yields of wheat
  432. Estimating numbers of unobserved species
  433. Distance and direction travelled by blue periwinkles
  434. Birth season an psychosis
  435. Psychotropic drug use by sex, age, and physical illness
  436. Mouse lymphoma mutation
  437. Stopping distance
  438. Decontaminants for M. bovis
  439. Breast cancer and ambulatory status over time
  440. Numbers of icebergs sighted
  441. Ratings of synchronized swimming
  442. Numbers of revertant colonies of TA98 Salmonella
  443. Landsat multi-spectral scanner data
  444. Effectiveness of insecticides
  445. Strengths of glass fibres
  446. Psychoative drug use
  447. Estimated abdominal diseas diagnosis
  448. Statistics examination results
  449. Eight variables measured on female psychiatric patients
  450. Suicide thoughts
  451. Similarities between eight offences
  452. Language abilities
  453. Heat evolved by setting cement
  454. Quality control in bread baking
  455. Death rates from heart disease among doctors
  456. Renal transplant data
  457. Strengths of welds in high density polyethylene
  458. Subjective health assessment in 5 regions
  459. AIDS incidence data for the USA
  460. Stock recruitment of Skeena River sockeye salmon
  461. Tumour response to chemotherapy
  462. Cervical cancer deaths in four European countries
  463. Performance of a credit scoring instrument
  464. Weights of mice
  465. Poisson random variate generation
  466. Survival times of gastric cancer patients
  467. Time for assays to register HIV positivity
  468. Mean daily SIDS deaths by temperature
  469. Number of SIDS deaths per day
  470. Predicting benefit from group psychotherapy
  471. African statisticians in 1977
  472. Railway accidents on British Rail, 1970-83
  473. Australian higher education students, 1981 to 1988
  474. Contents of books on multivariate analysis
  475. Age of menarche in Polish girls
  476. Level of Lake Victoria Nyanza and numbers of sunspots
  477. Surgical deaths
  478. Mean monthly temperature at various altitudes
  479. Aircraft air-conditioning systems failures
  480. Female age distribution in Mexico in 1960
  481. Volume of hens' eggs
  482. Smoking and health
  483. Herniorrhaphy
  484. Birthweight by gestational age
  485. Underdispersed word count data
  486. Red core disease in strawberries
  487. Failure times for a piece of electronic equipment
  488. Survival time of patients with lymphocytic non-Hodgkin's
  489. Prestige, income, education, and suicide rates for 36 occupations
  490. Natural scientists and engineers in the US
  491. Correlation between nine statements about pain
  492. Manufacture of truck leaf springs
  493. Housing satisfaction around Montevideo, Minnesota
  494. Car changing patterns
  495. In vitro chromosome aberration assays
  496. Visits to dentist
  497. Myocardial infarction and obesity
  498. Specific heat of water at various temperatures
  499. Numbers of packets of cereal purchased over 13 weeks
  500. Accelerated life tests on electrical insulation
  501. Cardiac oxygen consumption and mechanical function
  502. Coffee consumption and coronary heart disease
  503. Strength of sheet metal
  504. Mortality from testicular cancer in England and Wales
  505. Fathers' and sons' occupations
  506. Numbers of purchases of toilet tissue
  507. Haematology of paint sprayers
  508. Measurement of protein content in ground wheat
  509. Winning times in men's running events