Quotation Hothorn, Torsten, Hornik, Kurt, van de Wiel, Mark A., Zeileis, Achim. 2008. Implementing a Class of Permutation Tests: The coin Package. Journal of Statistical Software 28 (8): 1-23.




The R package coin implements a unified approach to permutation tests providing a huge class of independence tests for nominal, ordered, numeric, and censored data as well as multivariate data at mixed scales. Based on a rich and flexible conceptual framework that embeds different permutation test procedures into a common theory, a computational framework is established in coin that likewise embeds the corresponding R functionality in a common S4 class structure with associated generic functions. As a consequence, the computational tools in coin inherit the flexibility of the underlying theory and conditional inference functions for important special cases can be set up easily. Conditional versions of classical tests---such as tests for location and scale problems in two or more samples, independence in two- or three-way contingency tables, or association problems for censored, ordered categorical or multivariate data---can easily be implemented as special cases using this computational toolbox by choosing appropriate transformations of the observations. The paper gives a detailed exposition of both the internal structure of the package and the provided user interfaces along with examples on how to extend the implemented functionality.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Statistical Software
Citation Index SCI
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A
Language English
Title Implementing a Class of Permutation Tests: The coin Package
Volume 28
Number 8
Year 2008
Page from 1
Page to 23
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.jstatsoft.org/v28/i08/


Hornik, Kurt (Details)
Zeileis, Achim (Former researcher)
Hothorn, Torsten
van de Wiel, Mark A.
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
Research Institute for Computational Methods FI (Details)
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