Galton's Height Data


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

The family that the child belongs to, labeled by the numbers from 1 to 204 and 136A
The father's height, in inches
The mother's height, in inches
The gender of the child, male (M) or female (F)
The height of the child, in inches
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.