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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


Stan: A Probabilistic Programming Language PDF
Bob Carpenter, Andrew Gelman, Matthew D. Hoffman, Daniel Lee, Ben Goodrich, Michael Betancourt, Marcus Brubaker, Jiqiang Guo, Peter Li, Allen Riddell
Blind Source Separation Based on Joint Diagonalization in R: The Packages JADE and BSSasymp PDF
Jari Miettinen, Klaus Nordhausen, Sara Taskinen
Mixed Non-Parametric and Parametric Estimation Techniques in R Package etasFLP for Earthquakes' Description PDF
Marcello Chiodi, Giada Adelfio
Nonparametric Inference for Multivariate Data: The R Package npmv PDF
Woodrow W. Burchett, Amanda R. Ellis, Solomon W. Harrar, Arne C. Bathke
DFIT: An R Package for Raju's Differential Functioning of Items and Tests Framework PDF
Víctor H. Cervantes
A Panel Data Toolbox for MATLAB PDF
Inmaculada C. Álvarez, Javier Barbero, José L. Zofío
bayesQR: A Bayesian Approach to Quantile Regression PDF
Dries F. Benoit, Dirk Van den Poel
CEoptim: Cross-Entropy R Package for Optimization PDF
Tim Benham, Qibin Duan, Dirk P. Kroese, Benoît Liquet
blockcluster: An R Package for Model-Based Co-Clustering PDF
Parmeet Singh Bhatia, Serge Iovleff, Gérard Govaert
Interactive Dendrograms: The R Packages idendro and idendr0 PDF
Tomáš Sieger, Catherine B. Hurley, Karel Fišer, Claudia Beleites
medflex: An R Package for Flexible Mediation Analysis using Natural Effect Models PDF
Johan Steen, Tom Loeys, Beatrijs Moerkerke, Stijn Vansteelandt
Identifying Causal Effects with the R Package causaleffect PDF
Santtu Tikka, Juha Karvanen
R Package gdistance: Distances and Routes on Geographical Grids PDF
Jacob van Etten
Introduction to stream: An Extensible Framework for Data Stream Clustering Research with R PDF
Michael Hahsler, Matthew Bolaños, John Forrest

Code Snippets

Computerized Adaptive Testing with R: Recent Updates of the Package catR PDF
David Magis, Juan Ramon Barrada

Book Reviews

Working with the American Community Survey in R: A Guide to Using the acs Package PDF
Virgilio Gómez-Rubio
Statistical Analysis and Data Display: An Intermediate Course with Examples in R (2nd Edition) 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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