Galton's Height Data

Description

The table above gives data based on the famous 1885 study of Francis Galton exploring the relationship between the heights of adult children and the heights of their parents. Each case is an adult child, and the variables are

Family
The family that the child belongs to, labeled by the numbers from 1 to 204 and 136A
Father
The father's height, in inches
Mother
The mother's height, in inches
Gender
The gender of the child, male (M) or female (F)
Height
The height of the child, in inches
Kids
The number of kids in the family of the child

The data set has 898 cases.

Sources and Resources

Standard Formats

The links below gives the data set in tab-separated text format and comma-separated text format. These are standard formats that can be imported into most statistical and spreadsheet software.