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    February 10, 2014

Finding datasets for South African Heart Disease

I've been working with R recently and have been looking for interesting data sets, for example:


The following command is documented but fails because R can't track through 2 302 status codes and a "301 Moved Permanently":

> read.table("http://www-stat.stanford.edu/~tibs/ElemStatLearn/datasets/SAheart.data", sep=",",head=T,row.names=1)
Error in file(file, "rt") : cannot open the connection

This worked:

> read.table("http://statweb.stanford.edu/~tibs/ElemStatLearn/datasets/SAheart.data", sep=",",head=T,row.names=1)

Even better:


> install.packages("ElemStatLearn")
> help(package="ElemStatLearn")
> library( package = ElemStatLearn )
> str(SAheart)
> summary(SAheart)
> data(SAheart)

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