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Classification data to predict the species of penguins from the palmerpenguins package, see palmerpenguins::penguins. A better alternative to the iris data set.


R6::R6Class inheriting from TaskClassif.


This Task can be instantiated via the dictionary mlr_tasks or with the associated sugar function tsk():


Meta Information

  • Task type: “classif”

  • Dimensions: 344x8

  • Properties: “multiclass”

  • Has Missings: TRUE

  • Target: “species”

  • Features: “bill_depth”, “bill_length”, “body_mass”, “flipper_length”, “island”, “sex”, “year”


  • The unit of measurement have been removed from the column names. Lengths are given in millimeters (mm), weight in gram (g).


Gorman KB, Williams TD, Fraser WR (2014). “Ecological Sexual Dimorphism and Environmental Variability within a Community of Antarctic Penguins (Genus Pygoscelis).” PLoS ONE, 9(3), e90081. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090081 .

See also

Other Task: Task, TaskClassif, TaskRegr, TaskSupervised, TaskUnsupervised, mlr_tasks, mlr_tasks_boston_housing, mlr_tasks_breast_cancer, mlr_tasks_german_credit, mlr_tasks_iris, mlr_tasks_mtcars, mlr_tasks_pima, mlr_tasks_sonar, mlr_tasks_spam, mlr_tasks_wine, mlr_tasks_zoo