Prussian Horse-Kick Data

Description

The data below give the number of soilders in the Prussian cavalry killed by horse kicks, by corp membership and by year. The years are from 1875 to 1894, and there are 14 different cavalry corps: the first column corresponds to the guard corp and the other columns to corps 1 through 11, 14, and 15. The data are from Distributome project and are derived from the book by Andrews and Herzberg. The original source of the data is the classic book by von Bortkiewicz (references are given below). The data are famous because they seem to fit the Poisson model reasonably well.

Horse-Kick Data
YearGCC1C2C3C4C5C6C7C8C9C10C11C14C15
187500000001100010
187620001000000011
187720000011001020
187812211000001010
187900011220100210
188003211100021430
188110021001010000
188212000010112141
188300120121010300
188430100001002011
188500000010020101
188621001110010130
188711210032110120
188801100110000110
188900110110012202
189012020112021122
189100011101103310
189213201130110110
189301000102001300
189410000000101100

Sources

  1. Distributome Project
  2. Data: a collection of problems from many fields for the student and research worker. DF Andrews, AM Herzberg
  3. The Law of Small Numbers, Ladislaus Bortkiewicz

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