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

From: Sean O'Riordain <>
Date: Fri 14 Jul 2006 - 19:57:43 EST

Please don't shoot!

q: would it be a good idea to use these datasets as a basis for some regression tests?


On 14/07/06, Rau, Roland <> wrote:
> Hi,
> > [] 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
> 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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