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

Sean O'Riordain seanpor at acm.org
Fri Jul 14 11:57:43 CEST 2006

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 <Rau at demogr.mpg.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> > [mailto:r-help-bounces at 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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