33.1 Introduction: The red deer data

Consider a study (Holgate 1965) that examined the relationship between the age of \(n=78\) male red deer and the weight of their molars; the data are shown below.

FIGURE 33.1: The male red deer data


Holgate P. Fitting a straight line to data from a truncated population. Biometrics. 1965;21(3):715–20.