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


covatest: An R Package for Selecting a Class of Space-Time Covariance Functions PDF
Claudia Cappello, Sandra De Iaco, Donato Posa
R Package OBsMD for Follow-Up Designs in an Objective Bayesian Framework PDF
Laura Deldossi, Marta Nai Ruscone
BayesNetBP: An R Package for Probabilistic Reasoning in Bayesian Networks PDF
Han Yu, Janhavi Moharil, Rachael Hageman Blair
BeSS: An R Package for Best Subset Selection in Linear, Logistic and Cox Proportional Hazards Models PDF
Canhong Wen, Aijun Zhang, Shijie Quan, Xueqin Wang
AssocTests: An R Package for Genetic Association Studies PDF
Lin Wang, Wei Zhang, Qizhai Li
hybridModels: An R Package for the Stochastic Simulation of Disease Spreading in Dynamic Networks PDF
Fernando S. Marques, José H. H. Grisi-Filho, Marcos Amaku, Jean C. R. Silva, Erivânia C. Almeida, José L. Silva Júnior
credsubs: Multiplicity-Adjusted Subset Identification PDF
Patrick M. Schnell, Mark Fiecas, Bradley P. Carlin
BASS: An R Package for Fitting and Performing Sensitivity Analysis of Bayesian Adaptive Spline Surfaces PDF
Devin Francom, Bruno Sansó
StreamingBandit: Experimenting with Bandit Policies PDF
Jules Kruijswijk, Robin van Emden, Petri Parvinen, Maurits Kaptein
Boosting Functional Regression Models with FDboost PDF
Sarah Brockhaus, David Rügamer, Sonja Greven
deconvolveR: A G-Modeling Program for Deconvolution and Empirical Bayes Estimation PDF
Balasubramanian Narasimhan, Bradley Efron
PResiduals: An R Package for Residual Analysis Using Probability-Scale Residuals PDF
Qi Liu, Bryan Shepherd, Chun Li
BOIN: An R Package for Designing Single-Agent and Drug-Combination Dose-Finding Trials Using Bayesian Optimal Interval Designs PDF
Fangrong Yan, Liangcai Zhang, Yanhong Zhou, Haitao Pan, Suyu Liu, Ying Yuan
CVXR: An R Package for Disciplined Convex Optimization PDF
Anqi Fu, Balasubramanian Narasimhan, Stephen Boyd
ROI: An Extensible R Optimization Infrastructure PDF
Stefan Theußl, Florian Schwendinger, Kurt Hornik

Code Snippets

Using GNU Make to Manage the Workflow of Data Analysis Projects PDF
Peter Baker
preference: An R Package for Two-Stage Clinical Trial Design Accounting for Patient Preference PDF
Briana Cameron, Michael J. Kane, Denise Esserman

Book Reviews

Data Science with Julia PDF
James E. Helmreich

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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