Re: [R] Rosner's test

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Thu 22 Jun 2006 - 19:03:54 EST

>>>>> "BertG" == Berton Gunter <>
>>>>> on Tue, 13 Jun 2006 14:34:48 -0700 writes:

    BertG> RSiteSearch('Rosner') ?RSiteSearch or search directly     BertG> from CRAN.

    BertG> Incidentally, I'll repeat what I've said
    BertG> before. Don't do outlier tests.  They're
    BertG> dangerous. Use robust methods instead.

Yes, yes, yes!!!

Note that rlm() or cov.rob() from recommended package MASS will most probably be sufficient for your needs.

For slightly newer methodology, look at package 'robustbase', or also 'rrcov'.

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

    BertG> -- Bert Gunter Genentech Non-Clinical Statistics     BertG> South San Francisco, CA  

    BertG> "The business of the statistician is to catalyze the     BertG> scientific learning process." - George E. P. Box mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Thu Jun 22 20:24:31 2006

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