Boston {MASS} | R Documentation |

## Housing Values in Suburbs of Boston

### Description

The `Boston`

data frame has 506 rows and 14 columns.

### Usage

Boston

### Format

This data frame contains the following columns:

`crim`

- per capita crime rate by town
`zn`

- proportion of residential land zoned for lots over 25,000 sq.ft.
`indus`

- proportion of non-retail business acres per town
`chas`

- Charles River dummy variable (= 1 if tract bounds river; 0 otherwise)
`nox`

- nitrogen oxides concentration (parts per 10 million)
`rm`

- average number of rooms per dwelling
`age`

- proportion of owner-occupied units built prior to 1940
`dis`

- weighted mean of distances to five Boston employment centres
`rad`

- index of accessibility to radial highways
`tax`

- full-value property-tax rate per $10,000
`ptratio`

- pupil-teacher ratio by town
`black`

*1000(Bk - 0.63)^2* where Bk is the proportion of blacks by town
`lstat`

- lower status of the population (percent)
`medv`

- median value of owner-occupied homes in $1000

### Source

Harrison, D. and Rubinfeld, D.L. (1978)
Hedonic prices and the demand for clean air.
*J. Environ. Economics and Management*
**5**, 81–102.

Belsley D.A., Kuh, E. and Welsch, R.E. (1980)
*Regression Diagnostics. Identifying Influential Data and Sources of Collinearity.*
New York: Wiley.

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