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<h1>Info on Flag Data Base</h1>
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1. Title: Flag database

2. Source Information
   -- Creators: Collected primarily from the "Collins Gem Guide to Flags":
      Collins Publishers (1986).
   -- Donor: Richard S. Forsyth 
             8 Grosvenor Avenue
             Mapperley Park
             Nottingham NG3 5DX
             0602-621676
   -- Date: 5/15/1990

3. Past Usage:
   -- None known other than what is shown in Forsyth's PC/BEAGLE User's Guide.

4. Relevant Information:
   -- This data file contains details of various nations and their flags.
      In this file the fields are separated by spaces (not commas).  With
      this data you can try things like predicting the religion of a country
      from its size and the colours in its flag.  
   -- 10 attributes are numeric-valued.  The remainder are either Boolean-
      or nominal-valued.

5. Number of Instances: 194

6. Number of attributes: 30 (overall)

7. Attribute Information:
   1. name	Name of the country concerned
   2. landmass	1=N.America, 2=S.America, 3=Europe, 4=Africa, 4=Asia, 6=Oceania
   3. zone	Geographic quadrant, based on Greenwich and the Equator
                1=NE, 2=SE, 3=SW, 4=NW
   4. area	in thousands of square km
   5. population	in round millions
   6. language 1=English, 2=Spanish, 3=French, 4=German, 5=Slavic, 6=Other 
               Indo-European, 7=Chinese, 8=Arabic, 
               9=Japanese/Turkish/Finnish/Magyar, 10=Others
   7. religion 0=Catholic, 1=Other Christian, 2=Muslim, 3=Buddhist, 4=Hindu,
               5=Ethnic, 6=Marxist, 7=Others
   8. bars     Number of vertical bars in the flag
   9. stripes  Number of horizontal stripes in the flag
  10. colours  Number of different colours in the flag
  11. red      0 if red absent, 1 if red present in the flag
  12. green    same for green
  13. blue     same for blue
  14. gold     same for gold (also yellow)
  15. white    same for white
  16. black    same for black
  17. orange   same for orange (also brown)
  18. mainhue  predominant colour in the flag (tie-breaks decided by taking
               the topmost hue, if that fails then the most central hue,
               and if that fails the leftmost hue)
  19. circles  Number of circles in the flag
  20. crosses  Number of (upright) crosses
  21. saltires Number of diagonal crosses
  22. quarters Number of quartered sections
  23. sunstars Number of sun or star symbols
  24. crescent 1 if a crescent moon symbol present, else 0
  25. triangle 1 if any triangles present, 0 otherwise
  26. icon     1 if an inanimate image present (e.g., a boat), otherwise 0
  27. animate  1 if an animate image (e.g., an eagle, a tree, a human hand)
               present, 0 otherwise
  28. text     1 if any letters or writing on the flag (e.g., a motto or
               slogan), 0 otherwise
  29. topleft  colour in the top-left corner (moving right to decide 
               tie-breaks)
  30. botright Colour in the bottom-left corner (moving left to decide 
               tie-breaks)

8. Missing values: None
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