Release Date: 2013-09-18
- >=2.14 for version 2.5.0
- >=2.6.0 for version 2.1,
- >=2.2.0 for versions 1.6-2.0
Dependencies: requires package "setRNG"
version >= 2006.2-1 by Paul Gilbert
available from CRAN
as well as packages "distr"
version >= 1.9
version >= 1.9 by the authors of this package,
" by Peter
also available from CRAN
; it also
suggests package "distrEx"
version >= 0.4-4 by the authors of this package;
What is "distrTEst" meant for?
The aim of
package "distrTEst" is
to bring together in one object all information about the data (from an
object of class "Dataclass")
and the corresponding statistical
procedure (estimator/test) as well as the results of a corresponding
evaluation. (By now, only estimators are implemented)
To this end a class Evaluation
is defined where we gather the results, the data, the call with which
was filled, the estimator.
Objects of class Evaluation
with identical data slots may be gathered in an objects of class Evaluationlist.
To generate an object of this class we use the method evaluate. Also special plot, print, show and summary methods are
all slots are accessed/modified by accessor/replacement functions.
prior to 1.8, a somewhat more detailed manual to this package in pdf-format
is available here;
from version 1.8 on, we have converted this manual into a common
vignette to packages distr
which is available in the mere documentation package distrDoc
. To use it you may type
require("distrDoc"); V<-vignette("distr"); print(V); edit(V)
- included into the .tar.gz.file
- for R version 1.7 see web-page
also see demo("distr") and
demo("distrTEst") --- after
installation of "distr"/"distrSim"/"distrTEst"
Changes from distr
1.5 to distrTEst 1.7
- additional "..." included into
Changes from 1.7 to
- evaluation method for
- extended/modified class
definition for class "Evaluation":
- slot result in
"Evaluation" class now
of class "DataframeorNULL"
- slot call.ev in "Evaluation"
class now of class "CallorNULL"
- new slot Data of class
"Dataclass", but which in turn, in case of simulations, has an empty Data-slot
(to be able to check whether all Data sets of
an object of class "Evaluation
- new class "EvaluationList" with
slots name ("character") and Elist
to gather the results of several
evaluations on the same data set
- revised plot method for class "Evaluation" to account for
- print, plot, summary, show methods for "EvaluationList" with flexible
- Data() as an accessor to slot
Data for "Evaluation" class and
to the common Data
slot of "EvaluationList"
- savedata now allows for more
flexible filenames, but retains the old convention
Changes from 1.8 to
Changes from 2.0 to
- several buglets detected
with the fuzzier checking mechanism
- cf [Rd] More intensive
checking of R help files, Prof Brian Ripley, 09.01.2009 10:25)
- [Rd] Warning: missing text
for item ... in \describe? , Prof Brian Ripley
- moved license to LGPL-3
Changes from 2.1 onwards
see NEWS file
Our plans for
the next version: