Volume 12/2

Articles published in the December 2020 issue

Complete issue

Table of contents

Michael J. Kane 4

Contributed Research Articles

The biglasso Package: A Memory- and Computation-Efficient Solver for Lasso Model Fitting with Big Data in R
Yaohui Zeng and Patrick Breheny 6

Six Years of Shiny in Research - Collaborative Development of Web Tools in R
Peter Kasprzak, Lachlan Mitchell, Olena Kravchuk and Andy Timmins 20

A Fast and Scalable Implementation Method for Competing Risks Data with the R Package fastcmprsk
Eric S. Kawaguchi, Jenny I. Shen, Gang Li and Marc A. Suchard 43

ordinalClust: An R Package to Analyze Ordinal Data
Margot Selosse, Julien Jacques and Christophe Biernacki 61

KSPM: A Package For Kernel Semi-Parametric Models
Catherine Schramm, Sébastien Jacquemont, Karim Oualkacha, Aurélie Labbe and Celia M.T. Greenwood 82

Comparing Multiple Survival Functions with Crossing Hazards in R
Hsin-wen Chang, Pei-Yuan Tsai, Jen-Tse Kao and Guo-You Lan 107

A Unified Algorithm for the Non-Convex Penalized Estimation: The ncpen Package
Dongshin Kim, Sangin Lee and Sunghoon Kwon 120

TULIP: A Toolbox for Linear Discriminant Analysis with Penalties
Yuqing Pan, Qing Mai and Xin Zhang 134

fitzRoy - An R Package to Encourage Reproducible Sports Analysis
Robert N. Nguyen, James T. Day, David I. Warton and Oscar Lane 155

Assembling Pharmacometric Datasets in R - The puzzle Package
Mario González Sales*, Olivier Barrière*, Pierre Olivier Tremblay, Guillaume Bonnefois, Julie Desrochers and Fahima Nekka 163

RNGforGPD: An R Package for Generation of Univariate and Multivariate Generalized Poisson Data
Hesen Li, Dr. Hakan Demirtas and Ruizhe Chen 173

Testing the Equality of Normal Distributed and Independent Groups’ Means Under Unequal Variances by doex Package
Mustafa Cavus and Berna Yazıcı 189

AQuadtree: an R Package for Quadtree Anonymization of Point Data
Raymond Lagonigro, Ramon Oller and Joan Carles Martori 209

miWQS: Multiple Imputation Using Weighted Quantile Sum Regression
Paul M. Hargarten and David C. Wheeler 226

User-Specified General-to-Specific and Indicator Saturation Methods
Genaro Sucarrat 251

Kuhn-Tucker and Multiple Discrete-Continuous Extreme Value Model Estimation and Simulation in R: The rmdcev Package
Patrick Lloyd-Smith 266

NTS: An R Package for Nonlinear Time Series Analysis
Xialu Liu, Rong Chen and Ruey Tsay 293

Species Distribution Modeling using Spatial Point Processes: a Case Study of Sloth Occurrence in Costa Rica
Paula Moraga 311

A Graphical EDA Tool with ggplot2: brinton
Pere Millán-Martínez and Ramon Oller 322

MoTBFs: An R Package for Learning Hybrid Bayesian Networks Using Mixtures of Truncated Basis Functions
Inmaculada Pérez-Bernabé, Ana D. Maldonado, Thomas D. Nielsen and Antonio Salmerón 342

Analyzing Basket Trials under Multisource Exchangeability Assumptions
Michael J. Kane 359

OpenLand: Software for Quantitative Analysis and Visualization of Land Use and Cover Change
Reginal Exavier and Peter Zeilhofer 372

FarmTest: An R Package for Factor-Adjusted Robust Multiple Testing
Koushiki Bose, Jianqing Fan, Yuan Ke and Xiaoou Pan, Wen-Xin Zhou 388

News and Notes

Changes in R 3.6–4.0
Tomas Kalibera, Sebastian Meyer and Kurt Hornik 402

Changes on CRAN
Kurt Hornik, Uwe Ligges and Achim Zeileis 407

News from the Bioconductor Project
Bioconductor Core Team 410

R Foundation News
Torsten Hothorn 411

News from the Forwards Taskforce
Heather Turner 413

e-Rum2020: how we turned a physical conference into a successful virtual event
Mariachiara Fortuna, Francesca Vitalini, Mirko Signorelli, Emanuela Furfaro, Federico Marini, Gert Janssenswillen’, Riccardo Porreca, Riccardo L. Rossi, Andrea Guzzo, Roberta Sirovich and Andrea 416