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Can we lie with statistics?

Purpose
The goal of the dataset is to figure out if smoking is good or bad for your health. It turns out that there is a counter intuitive effect in the dataset. If you ignore age, smoking seems to extend your life.
Links

This dataset is used in a number of places on our website.


Source
This dataset was originally found in the mosiac R package.
Contents

Name Description
outcome Was the person still alive after 10 years.
smoker Was the person a smoker.
age The age of the person.
Download

You can download the dataset from the commandline.

wget https://calmcode.io/datasets/smoking.csv

You can also download it directly.


Explore

This dataset is available for exploration on our datasette instance.