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Baseball - Clutch Hitters

Filename: CLUTCH.XLS
Are there clutch hitters in baseball? The file gives performance data for all major league hitters for the 1999 season (the most recent for which I can obtain the information). The data file contains each player's overall record (atbats and hits) as well as performance in clutch situations (defined two ways: "runners in scoring position" and "late and close").

Baseball - Statistical Quality Control

Filename: BASEBALLSQC.XLS
Annual records (since 1901) for every major league baseball team, giving data for home runs, runs scored, team batting average, and team winning percentage. Do these processes appear to be "in control"?

Box/Hunter/Hunter

Filename: BHH.XLS
Data from Statistics for Experimenters, by Box, Hunter, & Hunter. Results from an industrial experiment. Used to illustrate several approaches to analyzing data, in chapters 2 and 3 of that book.

Body Fat

Filename: BODYFAT.XLS
Data on percent bodyfat measurements for a sample of 252 men, along with various measurements of body size. Percent body fat is normally measured by weighing the person underwater - a cumbersome procedure. The goal is a regression model that will allow accurate estimation of percent body fat, given easily obtainable body measurements. The data were taken from the Journal of Statistics Education website.

Class Survey Data

Filename: CLASSDATA.XLSX
Data from a (not particularly "perfect") in-class survey, intended to illustrate some basic principles in survey coding, data cleaning, and analysis.

Darts

Filename: DARTS.XLS
Can stock market professionals really do any better than simply throwing darts at pages of stock market listings? The Wall Street Journal ran a monthly contest on this for several years. These data are the results of their contests.

Death Rates

Filename: DEATHDATA.XLS
Death rates (by state) from various causes, as well as information on related factors (such as age distribution and urbanization). From the Statistical Abstract of the United States.

Dow-Jones Industrial Average

Filename: DJIA.XLS
Ten years (2000-2009) of daily closing prices for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The data were obtained from the Yahoo! Finance historical stock quotations page.

Dow-Jones and S&P 500

Filename: DJI-SP.XLS
Twenty years (1991-2011) of monthly closing prices for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard and Poor's 500 stock market indexes. The data were obtained from Yahoo! Finance's historical stock quotations page.

Florida Lottery

Filename: FL-LOTTERY.XLS
Winning numbers from the Florida Lottery (through the end of 2008), as reported by the state lottery commission. Note that from its inception through 23 October 1999, the lottery was "pick 6 of 49." Thereafter, it was a "pick 6 of 53" lottery.

Kentucky Derby

Filename: KYDERBY.XLS
Winning time of the Kentucky Derby since its inception in 1875. The file gives the year, name of the winning horse, and winning time in minutes and seconds.

Local Correlation

Webpage: LOCALCORRELATION.HTM
Data sets used in the paper "Explaining Success in Baseball: The Local Correlation Approach," by Hamrick and Rasp, under review by the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports.

NCAA Baseball

Filename: NCAABASEBALL.XLS
Results from the NCAA Division I Regional Baseball Tournament, for the years 2003 through 2008.

NFL

Filename: NFL9800.XLS
Filename: NFL0108.XLS
Data from the 1998 through 2000 seasons of the National Football League, giving year and week of the game, home and visiting teams, score, and pointspread. The same data for the 2001 through 2008 seasons, minus the pointspread data.

NLYS

Filename: NLYS.XLS
A small subset of data from the National Longitudinal Youth Survey.

Normal Body Temperature

Filename: NORMTEMP.XLS
Data on body temperature, gender, and heart rate. Taken from the article "A Critical Appraisal of 98.6 Degrees F ...," by Mackowiak et al., in the Journal of the American Medical Association (vol. 268, pp. 1578-80, 1992).

Pollution

Filename: POLLUTION.XLS
Air quality measurements on 41 U.S. cities. Data obtained from A Handbook of Small Data Sets, edited by D.J. Hand, et al.

Poverty Statistics

Filename: POVERTY.XLS
Data for 97 countries, on birth and death rates, infant mortality rates, life expectancies, and per capita GDP. Obtained from the Journal of Statistics Education online data archive. Original source was 1990 United Nations data.

Presidential Election

Filename: PRESELECT.XLS
Results for Post-World War II presidential elections, giving the total number of votes cast for all candidates as well as the number received by the two major political parties.

Sirius Cybernetics

Filename: SIRIUS0.XLS
Filename: SIRIUS1.XLS
Filename: SIRIUS2.XLS
Filename: SIRIUS3.XLS
Filename: SIRIUS4.XLS
Filename: SIRIUS5.XLS
Filename: SIRIUS6.XLS
Filename: SIRIUS7.XLS
Filename: SIRIUS8.XLS
Filename: SIRIUS9.XLS
Data for a mock "case." The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation is bidding on a contract to supply parts to a defense contractor.

Titanic

Filename: TITANIC.XLS
Data from the first (and last) voyage of the Titanic.

U.S. Population

Filename: USPOP.XLS
Population of the United States, in each decennial census.