[R] [OT]Example Data for Non-statisticians

Kevin Wang wang.kevin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 12:54:53 CEST 2004

(Sorry for the slightly off topic post)

I'm giving a talk (on data mining) to some non-statisticians (who're
all postgrad students, but a mixture of Science and Commerce majors).

My intention is to show them the importance of statistics when doing
data mining.  What I'm thinking of doing is using, hopefully, two
datasets.  One from scientific area and another that is
commercially-related.  However, it would be nice if the datasets (or
at least one of them) will violate some kind of basic statistical
assumptions (in its raw form anyway) -- hence showing having a basic
statistical knowledge is important.  Also hopefully, I can introduce R
to them (since many of them haven't heard of it yet).

Does anyone have (or know where I can get) such data?  It doesn't have
to be huge,.....



Ko-Kang Kevin Wang
PhD Student
Centre for Mathematics and its Applications
Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI)
Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 0200

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