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Activity Number: 314 - They Never Die: a Historical Overview of the Many Uses of Famous Historic Data Sets
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Graphics
Abstract #300322
Title: Give Your Statistician Colleague Iris Bulbs for Their House Warming!
Author(s): Dianne Cook*
Companies: Monash University
Keywords: data science; visualization; machine learning; data mining

The iris data is a classic in Statistics, and has blossomed into a model data set in computer science, and data science. It can be found as the example data in many R packages, and many journal articles. Where did this data come from, why has it persisted in the field, and adopted by many other fields. What makes a data set gain immortality for scientists?

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