Boston { MASS }R Documentation

Housing Values in Suburbs of Boston


The < code >Boston data frame has 506 rows and 14 columns.


This data frame contains the following columns:

< code >crim

per capita crime rate by town.

< code >zn

proportion of residential land zoned for lots over 25,000 sq.ft.

< code >indus

proportion of non-retail business acres per town.

< code >chas

Charles River dummy variable (= 1 if tract bounds river; 0 otherwise).

< code >nox

nitrogen oxides concentration (parts per 10 million).

< code >rm

average number of rooms per dwelling.

< code >age

proportion of owner-occupied units built prior to 1940.

< code >dis

weighted mean of distances to five Boston employment centres.

< code >rad

index of accessibility to radial highways.

< code >tax

full-value property-tax rate per \$10,000.

< code >ptratio

pupil-teacher ratio by town.

< code >black

1000(Bk - 0.63)^2 where Bk is the proportion of blacks by town.

< code >lstat

lower status of the population (percent).

< code >medv

median value of owner-occupied homes in \$1000s.


Harrison, D. and Rubinfeld, D.L. (1978) Hedonic prices and the demand for clean air. < em >J. Environ. Economics and Management < b >5, 81–102.

Belsley D.A., Kuh, E. and Welsch, R.E. (1980) < em >Regression Diagnostics. Identifying Influential Data and Sources of Collinearity. New York: Wiley.

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