Pearson's Height Data


The table above gives the heights of fathers and their sons, based on a famous experiment by Karl Pearson around 1903. The number of cases is 1078. Random noise was added to the original data, to produce heights to the nearest 0.1 inch.


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.