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Newcomb's Measurements of the Passage Time of Light

### Description

A numeric vector giving the ‘Third Series’ of measurements of the
passage time of light recorded by Newcomb in 1882. The given values
divided by 1000 plus 24 give the time in millionths of a second for
light to traverse a known distance. The ‘true’ value is now
considered to be 33.02.

### Usage

newcomb

### Source

S. M. Stigler (1973)
Simon Newcomb, Percy Daniell, and the history of robust estimation
1885–1920.
*Journal of the American Statistical Association* **68**, 872–879.

R. G. Staudte and S. J. Sheather (1990)
*Robust Estimation and Testing.* Wiley.

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*MASS* version 7.3-51.6

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