Togaware DATA MINING
Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
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The Wine Dataset



> wine <- read.csv("wine.csv")
OR
> load("wine.RData")
> dim(wine)
[1] 178  14
> str(wine)
`data.frame':   178 obs. of  14 variables:
 $ Type           : Factor w/ 3 levels "1","2","3": 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ...
 $ Alcohol        : num  14.2 13.2 13.2 14.4 13.2 ...
 $ Malic          : num  1.71 1.78 2.36 1.95 2.59 1.76 1.87 2.15 1.64 1.35 ...
 $ Ash            : num  2.43 2.14 2.67 2.5 2.87 2.45 2.45 2.61 2.17 2.27 ...
 $ Alcalinity     : num  15.6 11.2 18.6 16.8 21 15.2 14.6 17.6 14 16 ...
\$ Magnesium      : int  127 100 101 113 118 112 96 121 97 98 ...
 $ Phenols        : num  2.8 2.65 2.8 3.85 2.8 3.27 2.5 2.6 2.8 2.98 ...
 $ Flavanoids     : num  3.06 2.76 3.24 3.49 2.69 3.39 2.52 2.51 2.98 3.15 ...
 $ Nonflavanoids  : num  0.28 0.26 0.3 0.24 0.39 0.34 0.3 0.31 0.29 0.22 ...
 $ Proanthocyanins: num  2.29 1.28 2.81 2.18 1.82 1.97 1.98 1.25 1.98 1.85 ...
 $ Color          : num  5.64 4.38 5.68 7.8 4.32 6.75 5.25 5.05 5.2 7.22 ...
 $ Hue            : num  1.04 1.05 1.03 0.86 1.04 1.05 1.02 1.06 1.08 1.01 ...
 $ Dilution       : num  3.92 3.4 3.17 3.45 2.93 2.85 3.58 3.58 2.85 3.55 ...
 $ Proline        : int  1065 1050 1185 1480 735 1450 1290 1295 1045 1045 ...

Note that R provides a useful interactive file chooser through the function file.choose. This will prompt for a file name, and provides tab completion.

> ds <- read.csv(file.choose())



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