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state {datasets}

US State Facts and Figures
Package: 
datasets
Version: 
R 3.0.2

Description

Data sets related to the 50 states of the United States of America.

Usage

state.abb
state.area
state.center
state.division
state.name
state.region
state.x77

Details

R currently contains the following “state” data sets. Note that all data are arranged according to alphabetical order of the state names.

state.abb:
character vector of 2-letter abbreviations for the state names.
state.area:
numeric vector of state areas (in square miles).
state.center:
list with components named x and y giving the approximate geographic center of each state in negative longitude and latitude. Alaska and Hawaii are placed just off the West Coast.
state.division:
factor giving state divisions (New England, Middle Atlantic, South Atlantic, East South Central, West South Central, East North Central, West North Central, Mountain, and Pacific).
state.name:
character vector giving the full state names.
state.region:
factor giving the region (Northeast, South, North Central, West) that each state belongs to.
state.x77:
matrix with 50 rows and 8 columns giving the following statistics in the respective columns.
Population:
population estimate as of July 1, 1975
Income:
per capita income (1974)
Illiteracy:
illiteracy (1970, percent of population)
Life Exp:
life expectancy in years (1969--71)
Murder:
murder and non-negligent manslaughter rate per 100,000 population (1976)
HS Grad:
percent high-school graduates (1970)
Frost:
mean number of days with minimum temperature below freezing (1931--1960) in capital or large city
Area:
land area in square miles

References

Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988) The New S Language. Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.

Documentation reproduced from R 3.0.2. License: GPL-2.