[R-pkgs] New package: distr

Peter Ruckdeschel Peter.Ruckdeschel at uni-bayreuth.de
Mon Apr 26 20:39:01 CEST 2004

We would like to announce the availability on CRAN of a new package distr .
It is to provide a conceptual treatment of random variables (r.v.'s) by 
means of
S4--classes. A virtual mother class "Distribution" is introduced.
All distributions of the "base" package are implemented as subclasses of
either "AbscontDistribution" or "DiscreteDistribution".

Using these classes, we also provide (default) methods to automatically
generate the image distributions under unary mathematical operations as
well as a general convolution algorithm.

Additionally, we also provide classes for a standardized treatment of
simulations (also under contaminations) and evaluations of statistical
procedures on such simulations.


Package: distr
Version: 1.3
Date: 2004/04/23
Title: distr
Authors: Peter Ruckdeschel <peter.ruckdeschel at uni-bayreuth.de>,
Matthias Kohl <matthias.kohl at uni-bayreuth.de>,
Thomas Stabla <statho3 at web.de>,
Florian Camphausen <fcampi at gmx.de>
Maintainer: Peter Ruckdeschel <peter.ruckdeschel at uni-bayreuth.de>
Description: S4 Classes for Distributions
Depends: R (>= 1.9.0),  (version for 1.8.x on URL cited below),
     setRNG (>= 2004.3-1)
License: GPL version 2 or later
URL: http://www.uni-bayreuth.de/departments/math/org/mathe7/DISTR/


We look forward to receiving questions, comments and suggestions

Peter Ruckdeschel
Matthias Kohl
Thomas Stabla
Florian Camphausen

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