The data are width-to-length ratios of beaded rectangles used by the Shoshoni Indians of America to decorate their leather goods. One might ask whether the golden rectangle (for which the width-to-length ratio is 0.618) can be considered an aesthetic standard for the Shoshonis just as it was for the Greeks and the Egyptians.
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One-sample t-Test data: shoshoni t = 2.0545, df = 19, p-value = 0.0539 alternative hypothesis: true mean is not equal to 0.618 95 percent confidence interval: 0.6172036 0.7037964 sample estimates: mean of x 0.6605 Wilcoxon signed-rank test data: shoshoni signed-rank normal statistic with correction Z = 1.6988, p-value = 0.0894 alternative hypothesis: true mu is not equal to 0.618