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

Rau, Roland Rau at demogr.mpg.de
Fri Jul 14 16:03:17 CEST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Prof 
> Brian Ripley
> `Correct' as in `as obtained by NIST'?  It is a considerable 
> assumption 
> that the reference results are 'correct' or 'accurate'.
> I learnt from my work with analytical chemists that the 
> outlying result 
> could be the only reasonably accurate one: all the other 
> analysts had made 
> the same error.

Sorry for being a bit off-topic, but what would you recommend then to
convince people that the results of an analysis are correct?
Simulating data with the characteristics you want to "capture" in the
data, analyze those artifical data first and if everything goes well
proceed with your "real" data?


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