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Continuous Global Optimization in R
Vol. 60, Issue 6, Sep 2014
Submitted 2012-12-26, Accepted 2014-08-05
Katharine M. Mullen
Convex Optimization in R
Vol. 60, Issue 5, Sep 2014
Submitted 2013-01-24, Accepted 2014-08-05
Roger Koenker, Ivan Mizera
trustOptim: An R Package for Trust Region Optimization with Sparse Hessians
Vol. 60, Issue 4, Sep 2014
Submitted 2012-09-28, Accepted 2014-06-02
Michael Braun
Spectral Projected Gradient Methods: Review and Perspectives
Vol. 60, Issue 3, Sep 2014
Submitted 2012-11-28, Accepted 2014-08-05
Ernesto G. Birgin, Jose Mario Martínez, Marcos Raydan
On Best Practice Optimization Methods in R
Vol. 60, Issue 2, Sep 2014
Submitted 2012-12-26, Accepted 2014-08-05
John C. Nash
Numerical Optimization in R: Beyond optim
Vol. 60, Issue 1, Sep 2014
Submitted 2014-09-15, Accepted 2014-09-15
Ravi Varadhan
structSSI: Simultaneous and Selective Inference for Grouped or Hierarchically Structured Data
Vol. 59, Issue 13, Sep 2014
Submitted 2012-11-29, Accepted 2014-05-31
Kris Sankaran, Susan Holmes
Nestedness for Dummies (NeD): A User-Friendly Web Interface for Exploratory Nestedness Analysis
Vol. 59, Code Snippet 3, Aug 2014
Submitted 2012-11-06, Accepted 2014-05-07
Giovanni Strona, Paolo Galli, Davide Seveso, Simone Montano, Simone Fattorini
runmixregls: A Program to Run the MIXREGLS Mixed-Effects Location Scale Software from within Stata
Vol. 59, Code Snippet 2, Aug 2014
Submitted 2013-07-13, Accepted 2014-04-23
George Leckie
deltaPlotR: An R Package for Differential Item Functioning Analysis with Angoff ’s Delta Plot
Vol. 59, Code Snippet 1, Aug 2014
Submitted 2012-10-12, Accepted 2014-04-15
David Magis, Bruno Facon
DBKGrad: An R Package for Mortality Rates Graduation by Discrete Beta Kernel Techniques
Vol. 57, Code Snippet 2, Apr 2014
Submitted 2012-09-24, Accepted 2013-11-04
Angelo Mazza, Antonio Punzo
Criteria to Select a Working Correlation Structure in SAS
Vol. 57, Code Snippet 1, Mar 2014
Submitted 2011-10-25, Accepted 2013-09-30
Masahiko Gosho
SNP_NLMM: A SAS Macro to Implement a Flexible Random Effects Density for Generalized Linear and Nonlinear Mixed Models
Vol. 56, Code Snippet 2, Jan 2014
Submitted 2012-09-12, Accepted 2013-09-07
David Vock, Marie Davidian, Anastasios Tsiatis
A MATLAB Package for Computing Two-Level Search Design Performance Criteria
Vol. 56, Code Snippet 1, Jan 2014
Submitted 2013-01-04, Accepted 2013-05-14
Nabaz Esmailzadeh
Growth Curve Analysis and Visualization Using R
Vol. 58, Book Review 2, Jul 2014
Submitted 2014-06-26, Accepted 2014-06-26
Reviewed by Joshua F. Wiley
Analyzing Spatial Models of Choice and Judgment with R
Vol. 58, Book Review 1, Jul 2014
Submitted 2014-06-10, Accepted 2014-06-10
Reviewed by Gary Evans
Dynamic Documents with R and knitr
Vol. 56, Book Review 2, Jan 2014
Submitted 2014-01-09, Accepted 2014-01-09
Reviewed by Amelia McNamara
Handbook of SAS® DATA Step Programming
Vol. 56, Book Review 1, Jan 2014
Submitted 2014-01-06, Accepted 2014-01-06
Reviewed by Xiangxiang Meng, Wayne Thompson
The R Student Companion
Vol. 52, Book Review 4, Feb 2013
Submitted 2013-02-03, Accepted 2013-02-03
Reviewed by Norman S. Matloff
The R Primer
Vol. 52, Book Review 3, Feb 2013
Submitted 2013-01-14, Accepted 2013-01-14
Reviewed by Ulrike Grömping
Applied Medical Statistics Using SAS
Vol. 52, Book Review 2, Feb 2013
Submitted 2013-01-07, Accepted 2013-01-07
Reviewed by Kelcey Jasen, Luigi Salmaso
Statistical Software (R, SAS, SPSS, and Minitab) for Blind Students and Practitioners
Vol. 58, Software Review 1, Jul 2014
Submitted 2014-06-19, Accepted 2014-06-19
Reviewed by A. Jonathan R. Godfrey, M. Theodor Loots
DataGraph 3.0
Vol. 47, Software Review 2, May 2012
Submitted 2012-05-31, Accepted 2012-05-31
Reviewed by Michael R. MacAskill
mathStatica 2.5
Vol. 47, Software Review 1, Apr 2012
Submitted 2012-04-02, Accepted 2012-04-02
Reviewed by Barrie Stokes
gret1 1.7.3
Vol. 25, Software Review 1, Mar 2008
Submitted 2008-03-26, Accepted 2008-03-31
Reviewed by Andreas Rosenblad
Stata 10 (Time Series and Forecasting)
Vol. 23, Software Review 1, Dec 2007
Submitted 2007-12-12, Accepted 2007-12-12
Reviewed by Robert Alan Yaffee
Scientific Workplace 5.5 and LyX 1.4.2
Vol. 17, Software Review 1, Oct 2006
Submitted 2006-10-27, Accepted 2006-10-27
Reviewed by Andreas Karlsson
Aabel 1.5.7
Vol. 11, Software Review 1, Jul 2004
Submitted 2004-07-20, Accepted 2004-07-20
Reviewed by Antony Unwin
Volume 60: Optimization
Volume 49: Graphical User Interfaces for R
Volume 48: Psychoco: Psychometric Computing in R
Volume 45: Multiple Imputation
Volume 44: Magnetic Resonance Imaging in R
Volume 42: Political Methodology
Volume 41: Statistical Software for State Space Methods
Volume 38: Competing Risks and Multi-State Models
Volume 27: Econometrics in R
Volume 24: Statistical Modeling of Social Networks with "statnet"

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Special Volume 60 Now Available
Special volume 60 on Optimization, Editor: Ravi Varadhan is now available.
Special Volume 49 Now Available
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