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


Various Versatile Variances: An Object-Oriented Implementation of Clustered Covariances in R PDF
Achim Zeileis, Susanne Köll, Nathaniel Graham
Estimating Animal Abundance with N-Mixture Models Using the R-INLA Package for R PDF
Timothy D. Meehan, Nicole L. Michel, Håvard Rue
A Data Envelopment Analysis Toolbox for MATLAB PDF
Inmaculada C. Álvarez, Javier Barbero, José L. Zofío
Zigzag Expanded Navigation Plots in R: The R Package zenplots PDF
Marius Hofert, Wayne Oldford
Computationally Efficient Simulation of Queues: The R Package queuecomputer PDF
Anthony Ebert, Paul Wu, Kerrie Mengersen, Fabrizio Ruggeri
Patch-Wise Adaptive Weights Smoothing in R PDF
Jörg Polzehl, Kostas Papafitsoros, Karsten Tabelow
MultiBUGS: A Parallel Implementation of the BUGS Modeling Framework for Faster Bayesian Inference PDF
Robert J. B. Goudie, Rebecca M. Turner, Daniela De Angelis, Andrew Thomas
Phonetic Spelling Algorithm Implementations for R PDF
James P. Howard, II
The R Package hmi: A Convenient Tool for Hierarchical Multiple Imputation and Beyond PDF
Matthias Speidel, Jörg Drechsler, Shahab Jolani
Computing the Kolmogorov-Smirnov Distribution When the Underlying CDF is Purely Discrete, Mixed, or Continuous PDF
Dimitrina S. Dimitrova, Vladimir K. Kaishev, Senren Tan
Estimation of Random Utility Models in R: The mlogit Package PDF
Yves Croissant
Gene-Based Methods to Detect Gene-Gene Interaction in R: The GeneGeneInteR Package PDF
Mathieu Emily, Nicolas Sounac, Florian Kroell, Magalie Houée-Bigot
acebayes: An R Package for Bayesian Optimal Design of Experiments via Approximate Coordinate Exchange PDF
Antony M. Overstall, David C. Woods, Maria Adamou
survHE: Survival Analysis for Health Economic Evaluation and Cost-Effectiveness Modeling PDF
Gianluca Baio

Code Snippets

Pseudo-Ranks: How to Calculate Them Efficiently in R PDF
Martin Happ, Georg Zimmermann, Edgar Brunner, Arne C. Bathke
ANOVA_robust: A SAS Macro for Parametric Tests of Mean Differences in One-Factor ANOVA Models PDF
Thanh V. Pham, Jeffrey D. Kromrey, Yi-Hsin Chen, Eun Sook Kim, Diep T. Nguyen, Yan Wang

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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