mushroom {ClusterR}R Documentation

The mushroom data


This data set includes descriptions of hypothetical samples corresponding to 23 species of gilled mushrooms in the Agaricus and Lepiota Family (pp. 500-525). Each species is identified as definitely edible, definitely poisonous, or of unknown edibility and not recommended. This latter class was combined with the poisonous one. The Guide clearly states that there is no simple rule for determining the edibility of a mushroom; no rule like 'leaflets three, let it be' for Poisonous Oak and Ivy.




A data frame with 8124 Instances and 23 attributes (including the class attribute, "class")


The column names of the data (including the class) appear in the following order:

1. class: edible=e, poisonous=p

2. cap-shape: bell=b, conical=c, convex=x, flat=f, knobbed=k, sunken=s

3. cap-surface: fibrous=f, grooves=g, scaly=y, smooth=s

4. cap-color: brown=n, buff=b, cinnamon=c, gray=g, green=r, pink=p, purple=u, red=e, white=w, yellow=y

5. bruises: bruises=t, no=f

6. odor: almond=a, anise=l, creosote=c, fishy=y, foul=f, musty=m, none=n, pungent=p, spicy=s

7. gill-attachment: attached=a, descending=d, free=f, notched=n

8. gill-spacing: close=c, crowded=w, distant=d

9. gill-size: broad=b, narrow=n

10. gill-color: black=k, brown=n, buff=b, chocolate=h, gray=g, green=r, orange=o, pink=p, purple=u, red=e, white=w, yellow=y

11. stalk-shape: enlarging=e, tapering=t

12. stalk-root: bulbous=b, club=c, cup=u, equal=e, rhizomorphs=z, rooted=r, missing=?

13. stalk-surface-above-ring: fibrous=f, scaly=y, silky=k, smooth=s

14. stalk-surface-below-ring: fibrous=f, scaly=y, silky=k, smooth=s

15. stalk-color-above-ring: brown=n, buff=b, cinnamon=c, gray=g, orange=o, pink=p, red=e, white=w, yellow=y

16. stalk-color-below-ring: brown=n, buff=b, cinnamon=c, gray=g, orange=o, pink=p, red=e, white=w, yellow=y

17. veil-type: partial=p, universal=u

18. veil-color: brown=n, orange=o, white=w, yellow=y

19. ring-number: none=n, one=o, two=t

20. ring-type: cobwebby=c, evanescent=e, flaring=f, large=l, none=n, pendant=p, sheathing=s, zone=z

21. spore-print-color: black=k, brown=n, buff=b, chocolate=h, green=r, orange=o, purple=u, white=w, yellow=y

22. population: abundant=a, clustered=c, numerous=n, scattered=s, several=v, solitary=y

23. habitat: grasses=g, leaves=l, meadows=m, paths=p, urban=u, waste=w, woods=d


Mushroom records drawn from The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (1981). G. H. Lincoff (Pres.), New York: Alfred A. Knopf

Donor: Jeff Schlimmer (

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X = mushroom[, -1]

y = mushroom[, 1]

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