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Volume of Black Cherry Trees

Keywords: Multiple regression, gamma regression, dispersion modelling.


The data give the volume (cubic feet), height (feet) and diameter (inches) (at 54 inches above ground) for a sample of 31 black cherry trees in the Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania. The data were collected in order to find an estimate for the volume of a tree (and therefore the timber yield), given its height and diameter.


Data File (tab-delimited text)


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Ryan, T. A. Jr., Joiner, B. L. and Ryan, B. F. (1985) The Minitab Student Handbook, Boston: Duxbury Press, 328-329.
Hand D. J., Daly F., Lunn A. D., McConway K. J., Ostrowski E. (1994) A Handbook of Small Data Sets. Chapman and Hall, London. Data set 210.



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