Data sets related to the 50 states of the United States of America.
state.abb state.area state.center state.division state.name state.region state.x77
R currently contains the following “state” data sets. Note that all data are arranged according to alphabetical order of the state names.
- character vector of 2-letter abbreviations for the state names.
- numeric vector of state areas (in square miles).
- list with components named
ygiving the approximate geographic center of each state in negative longitude and latitude. Alaska and Hawaii are placed just off the West Coast.
- 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).
- character vector giving the full state names.
- factor giving the region (Northeast, South, North Central, West) that each state belongs to.
- matrix with 50 rows and 8 columns giving the following statistics in the respective columns.
- population estimate as of July 1, 1975
- per capita income (1974)
- illiteracy (1970, percent of population)
- life expectancy in years (1969--71)
- murder and non-negligent manslaughter rate per 100,000 population (1976)
- percent high-school graduates (1970)
- mean number of days with minimum temperature below freezing (1931--1960) in capital or large city
- land area in square miles
Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988) The New S Language. Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.
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