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


Efficient Code for Second Order Analysis of Events on a Linear Network PDF
Suman Rakshit, Adrian Baddeley, Gopalan Nair
simmer: Discrete-Event Simulation for R PDF
Iñaki Ucar, Bart Smeets, Arturo Azcorra
corr2D: Implementation of Two-Dimensional Correlation Analysis in R PDF
Robert Geitner, Robby Fritzsch, Jürgen Popp, Thomas W. Bocklitz
MultipleCar: A Graphical User Interface MATLAB Toolbox to Compute Multiple Correspondence Analysis PDF
Urbano Lorenzo-Seva, Michel van de Velden
Weighted Distance-Based Models for Ranking Data Using the R Package rankdist PDF
Zhaozhi Qian, Philip L. H. Yu
dataMaid: Your Assistant for Documenting Supervised Data Quality Screening in R PDF
Anne Helby Petersen, Claus Thorn Ekstrøm
frailtyEM: An R Package for Estimating Semiparametric Shared Frailty Models PDF
Theodor Adrian Balan, Hein Putter
Mean and Variance Modeling of Under-Dispersed and Over-Dispersed Grouped Binary Data PDF
David M. Smith, Malcolm J. Faddy
slfm: An R Package to Evaluate Coherent Patterns in Microarray Data via Factor Analysis PDF
João Daniel N. Duarte, Vinícius D. Mayrink
bsamGP: An R Package for Bayesian Spectral Analysis Models Using Gaussian Process Priors PDF
Seongil Jo, Taeryon Choi, Beomjo Park, Peter Lenk
Multivariate Locally Stationary Wavelet Analysis with the mvLSW R Package PDF
Simon A. C. Taylor, Timothy Park, Idris A. Eckley
Evaluating Probabilistic Forecasts with scoringRules PDF
Alexander Jordan, Fabian Krüger, Sebastian Lerch
Flexible Regression Models for Count Data Based on Renewal Processes: The Countr Package PDF
Tarak Kharrat, Georgi N. Boshnakov, Ian McHale, Rose Baker
DClusterm: Model-Based Detection of Disease Clusters PDF
Virgilio Gómez-Rubio, Paula Moraga, John Molitor, Barry Rowlingson

Code Snippets

Polychrome: Creating and Assessing Qualitative Palettes with Many Colors PDF
Kevin R. Coombes, Guy Brock, Zachary B. Abrams, Lynne V. Abruzzo

Book Reviews

Analyzing Baseball Data with R (2nd Edition) PDF
Tim Downie
Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism 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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