Re: [R] References verifying accuracy of R for basic statisticalcalculations and tests

From: Rau, Roland <Rau_at_demogr.mpg.de>
Date: Fri 14 Jul 2006 - 18:42:25 EST


Hi,
> [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Corey Powell
>
> Do you know of any references that verify the accuracy of R
> for basic statistical calculations and tests. The results of
> these studies should indicate that R results are the same as
> the results of other statistical packages to a certain number
> of decimal places on some benchmark calculations.

I don't know of any references, but maybe you can somehow "verify the accuracy of R" by running some analysis with the "NIST Statistical Reference Datasets"; the URL is http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/strd/ So maybe you can run the analyses mentioned there and say that R (hopefully) returned the correct results.

Hope this helps,
Roland



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