Published by the Foundation for Open Access Statistics Editors-in-chief: Bettina Grün, Torsten Hothorn, Edzer Pebesma, Achim Zeileis    ISSN 1548-7660; CODEN JSSOBK

Recent Publications


ManifoldOptim: An R Interface to the ROPTLIB Library for Riemannian Manifold Optimization PDF
Sean Martin, Andrew M. Raim, Wen Huang, Kofi P. Adragni
Semi-Parametric Joint Modeling of Survival and Longitudinal Data: The R Package JSM PDF
Cong Xu, Pantelis Z. Hadjipantelis, Jane-Ling Wang
lmSubsets: Exact Variable-Subset Selection in Linear Regression for R PDF
Marc Hofmann, Cristian Gatu, Erricos J. Kontoghiorghes, Ana Colubi, Achim Zeileis
mvord: An R Package for Fitting Multivariate Ordinal Regression Models PDF
Rainer Hirk, Kurt Hornik, Laura Vana
Object-Oriented Software for Functional Data PDF
Clara Happ-Kurz
Bayesian Random-Effects Meta-Analysis Using the bayesmeta R Package PDF
Christian Röver
lslx: Semi-Confirmatory Structural Equation Modeling via Penalized Likelihood PDF
Po-Hsien Huang
mgm: Estimating Time-Varying Mixed Graphical Models in High-Dimensional Data PDF
Jonas M. B. Haslbeck, Lourens J. Waldorp
A Computer Algebra System for R: Macaulay2 and the m2r Package PDF
David Kahle, Christopher O'Neill, Jeff Sommars
Hierarchical Archimedean Copulas for MATLAB and Octave: The HACopula Toolbox PDF
Jan Górecki, Marius Hofert, Martin Holena
Network Coincidence Analysis: The netCoin R Package PDF
Modesto Escobar, Luis Martinez-Uribe
idem: An R Package for Inferences in Clinical Trials with Death and Missingness PDF
Chenguang Wang, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Andrew Leroux, Daniel O. Scharfstein
webchem: An R Package to Retrieve Chemical Information from the Web PDF
Eduard Szöcs, Tamás Stirling, Eric R. Scott, Andreas Scharmüller, Ralf B. Schäfer
GDINA: An R Package for Cognitive Diagnosis Modeling PDF
Wenchao Ma, Jimmy de la Torre

Code Snippets

Analysis of Archaeological Phases Using the R Package ArchaeoPhases PDF
Anne Philippe, Marie-Anne Vibet

Book Reviews

Flexible Imputation of Missing Data (2nd Edition) PDF
Abdolvahab Khademi

JSS logoEstablished in 1996, the Journal of Statistical Software publishes articles, book reviews, code snippets, and software reviews on the subject of statistical software and algorithms. The contents are freely available on-line. For both articles and code snippets the source code is published along with the paper. Statistical software is the key link between statistical methods and their application in practice. Software that makes this link is the province of the journal, and may be realized as, for instance, tools for large scale computing, database technology, desktop computing, distributed systems, the World Wide Web, reproducible research, archiving and documentation, and embedded systems. We attempt to present research that demonstrates the joint evolution of computational and statistical methods and techniques. Implementations can use languages such as C, C++, S, Fortran, Java, PHP, Python and Ruby or environments such as Mathematica, MATLAB, R, S-PLUS, SAS, Stata, and XLISP-STAT.


Changes in editorial team  
In response to the continuing success of JSS we have expanded our editorial team aiming to further enhance the quality of publications and lower reviewing times and publication delays. First, Torsten Hothorn has joined as the fourth editor-in-chief. Second, we now have four editorial assistants who help with managing submissions, work flows, editing, technical checks, web services, etc.: Aaron Danielson, Gregor Kastner, Heidi Seibold, Reto Stauffer. Welcome to all the new members of the editorial team!

JSS Celebrates 20 Years: Special Volume 73  
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Journal of Statistical Software.  We celebrate the anniversary with a Festschrift for Jan de Leeuw, the journal's founding editor, which is now online as Special Volume 73 (Editors: Patrick Mair, Katharine Mullen).

New JSS server  
The Journal of Statistical Software moved to a new server based on Open Journal Systems (OJS, which not only hosts published software/manuscripts but also provides a full editorial system. Thus, all submissions, reviews, etc. can now be made through the new OJS system.

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