palmerpenguins on CRAN


With Drs. Alison Hill and Kristen B. Gorman, we developed a data package with structural size measurements (and more!) for 3 species of penguins recorded at islands in Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. The penguins data are a great drop-in alternative to the iris data (which is most commonly cited for its use in eugenicist R.A. Fisher’s 1936 publication in Annals of Eugenics).

Learn more!

Read our post on the RStudio Education blog:

Visit our package website for more information:

Find them on CRAN:

Have fun with the palmerpenguins!

Allison Horst
Assistant Teaching Professor

My teaching interests are data science, statistics, and science communication.