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Editors-in-chief: Bettina Grün, Torsten Hothorn, Edzer Pebesma, Achim Zeileis    ISSN 1548-7660; CODEN JSSOBK
Journal of Statistical Software

Recent Publications


ltmle: An R Package Implementing Targeted Minimum Loss-Based Estimation for Longitudinal Data PDF
Samuel D. Lendle, Joshua Schwab, Maya L. Petersen, Mark J. van der Laan
simcausal R Package: Conducting Transparent and Reproducible Simulation Studies of Causal Effect Estimation with Complex Longitudinal Data PDF
Oleg Sofrygin, Mark J. van der Laan, Romain Neugebauer
Tutorial in Joint Modeling and Prediction: A Statistical Software for Correlated Longitudinal Outcomes, Recurrent Events and a Terminal Event PDF
Agnieszka Król, Audrey Mauguen, Yassin Mazroui, Alexandre Laurent, Stefan Michiels, Virginie Rondeau
LMest: An R Package for Latent Markov Models for Longitudinal Categorical Data PDF
Francesco Bartolucci, Silvia Pandolfi, Fulvia Pennoni
Conditional Visualization for Statistical Models: An Introduction to the condvis Package in R PDF
Mark O'Connell, Catherine B. Hurley, Katarina Domijan
Stochastic Frontier Analysis Using SFAMB for Ox PDF
Jonathan Holtkamp, Bernhard Brümmer
intsvy: An R Package for Analyzing International Large-Scale Assessment Data PDF
Daniel H. Caro, Przemysław Biecek
OneArmPhaseTwoStudy: An R Package for Planning, Conducting, and Analysing Single-Arm Phase II Studies PDF
Meinhard Kieser, Marius Wirths, Stefan Englert, Cornelia Ursula Kunz, Geraldine Rauch
BANOVA: An R Package for Hierarchical Bayesian ANOVA PDF
Chen Dong, Michel Wedel
Half-Normal Plots and Overdispersed Models in R: The hnp Package PDF
Rafael A Moral, John Hinde, Clarice G B Demétrio
Nash Optimal Party Positions: The nopp R Package PDF
Luigi Curini, Stefano M. Iacus
icenReg: Regression Models for Interval Censored Data in R PDF
Clifford Anderson-Bergman
randomLCA: An R Package for Latent Class with Random Effects Analysis PDF
Ken J. Beath
Local Likelihood Estimation for Covariance Functions with Spatially-Varying Parameters: The convoSPAT Package for R PDF
Mark D. Risser, Catherine A. Calder
FHtest: An R Package for the Comparison of Survival Curves with Censored Data PDF
Ramon Oller, Klaus Langohr

Code Snippets

Rtadf: Testing for Bubbles with EViews PDF
Itamar Caspi
svt: Singular Value Thresholding in MATLAB PDF
Cai Li, Hua Zhou

Book Reviews

Business Analytics Using R - A Practical Approach PDF
Håkon Otneim
Data Visualisation with R: 100 Examples PDF
Ulrike Grömping

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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