precip {datasets}R Documentation

Annual Precipitation in US Cities

Description

The average amount of precipitation (rainfall) in inches for each of 70 United States (and Puerto Rico) cities.

Usage

precip

Format

A named vector of length 70.

Note

The dataset version up to Nov.16, 2016 had a typo in "Cincinnati"'s name. The examples show how to recreate that version.

Source

Statistical Abstracts of the United States, 1975.

References

McNeil, D. R. (1977) Interactive Data Analysis. New York: Wiley.

Examples

require(graphics)
dotchart(precip[order(precip)], main = "precip data")
title(sub = "Average annual precipitation (in.)")

## Old ("wrong") version of dataset (just name change):
precip.O <- local({
   p <- precip; names(p)[names(p) == "Cincinnati"] <- "Cincinati" ; p })
stopifnot(all(precip == precip.O),
	  match("Cincinnati", names(precip)) == 46,
	  identical(names(precip)[-46], names(precip.O)[-46]))

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