# Achim Zeileis

#### 52 packages on CRAN

Functions, data sets, examples, demos, and vignettes for the book Christian Kleiber and Achim Zeileis (2008), Applied Econometrics with R, Springer-Verlag, New York. ISBN 978-0-387-77316-2. (See the vignette "AER" for a package overview.)

Beta regression for modeling beta-distributed dependent variables, e.g., rates and proportions. In addition to maximum likelihood regression (for both mean and precision of a beta-distributed response), bias-corrected and bias-reduced estimation as well as finite mixture models and recursive partitioning for beta regressions are provided.

Infrastructure for task views to CRAN-style repositories: Querying task views and installing the associated packages (client-side tools), generating HTML pages and storing task view information in the repository (server-side tools).

Automatic generation of exams based on exercises in Markdown or LaTeX format, possibly including R code for dynamic generation of exercise elements. Exercise types include single-choice and multiple-choice questions, arithmetic problems, string questions, and combinations thereof (cloze). Output formats include standalone files (PDF, HTML, Docx, ODT, ...), Moodle XML, QTI 1.2, QTI 2.1, Blackboard, Canvas, OpenOLAT, ARSnova, and TCExam. In addition to fully customizable PDF exams, a standardized PDF format (NOPS) is provided that can be printed, scanned, and automatically evaluated.

Infrastructure for extended formulas with multiple parts on the right-hand side and/or multiple responses on the left-hand side (see <DOI:10.18637/jss.v034.i01>).

Exchange rate regression and structural change tools for estimating, testing, dating, and monitoring (de facto) exchange rate regimes.

Extended techniques for generalized linear models (GLMs), especially for binary responses, including parametric links and heteroskedastic latent variables.

Tools for the generalized logistic distribution (Type I, also known as skew-logistic distribution), encompassing basic distribution functions (p, q, d, r, score), maximum likelihood estimation, and structural change methods.

Inequality, concentration, and poverty measures. Lorenz curves (empirical and theoretical).

Model-based linear model trees adjusting for spatial correlation using a simultaneous autoregressive spatial lag, Wagner and Zeileis (2019) <doi:10.1111/geer.12146>.

A collection of tests, data sets, and examples for diagnostic checking in linear regression models. Furthermore, some generic tools for inference in parametric models are provided.

Infrastructure for psychometric modeling such as data classes (for item response data and paired comparisons), basic model fitting functions (for Bradley-Terry, Rasch, parametric logistic IRT, generalized partial credit, rating scale, multinomial processing tree models), extractor functions for different types of parameters (item, person, threshold, discrimination, guessing, upper asymptotes), unified inference and visualizations, and various datasets for illustration. Intended as a common lightweight and efficient toolbox for psychometric modeling and a common building block for fitting psychometric mixture models in package "psychomix" and trees based on psychometric models in package "psychotree".

Recursive partitioning based on psychometric models, employing the general MOB algorithm (from package partykit) to obtain Bradley-Terry trees, Rasch trees, rating scale and partial credit trees, and MPT trees.

The Penn World Table provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 189 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2010.

The Penn World Table 8.x provides information on relative levels of income, output, inputs, and productivity for 167 countries between 1950 and 2011.

The Penn World Table 9.x (<http://www.ggdc.net/pwt/>) provides information on relative levels of income, output, inputs, and productivity for 182 countries between 1950 and 2017.

Model-robust standard error estimators for cross-sectional, time series, clustered, panel, and longitudinal data.

Testing, monitoring and dating structural changes in (linear) regression models. strucchange features tests/methods from the generalized fluctuation test framework as well as from the F test (Chow test) framework. This includes methods to fit, plot and test fluctuation processes (e.g., CUSUM, MOSUM, recursive/moving estimates) and F statistics, respectively. It is possible to monitor incoming data online using fluctuation processes. Finally, the breakpoints in regression models with structural changes can be estimated together with confidence intervals. Emphasis is always given to methods for visualizing the data.

An S3 class with methods for totally ordered indexed observations. It is particularly aimed at irregular time series of numeric vectors/matrices and factors. zoo's key design goals are independence of a particular index/date/time class and consistency with ts and base R by providing methods to extend standard generics.

Infrastructure for estimating probabilistic distributional regression models in a Bayesian framework. The distribution parameters may capture location, scale, shape, etc. and every parameter may depend on complex additive terms (fixed, random, smooth, spatial, etc.) similar to a generalized additive model. The conceptual and computational framework is introduced in Umlauf, Klein, Zeileis (2019) <doi:10.1080/10618600.2017.1407325> and the R package in Umlauf, Klein, Simon, Zeileis (2019) <arXiv:1909.11784>.

BayesX performs Bayesian inference in structured additive regression (STAR) models. The R package BayesXsrc provides the BayesX command line tool for easy installation. A convenient R interface is provided in package R2BayesX.

BFAST integrates the decomposition of time series into trend, seasonal, and remainder components with methods for detecting and characterizing abrupt changes within the trend and seasonal components. BFAST can be used to analyze different types of satellite image time series and can be applied to other disciplines dealing with seasonal or non-seasonal time series, such as hydrology, climatology, and econometrics. The algorithm can be extended to label detected changes with information on the parameters of the fitted piecewise linear models. BFAST monitoring functionality is added based on a paper that has been submitted to Remote Sensing of Environment. BFAST monitor provides functionality to detect disturbance in near real-time based on BFAST-type models. BFAST approach is flexible approach that handles missing data without interpolation. Furthermore now different models can be used to fit the time series data and detect structural changes (breaks).

Functions to Accompany J. Fox and S. Weisberg, An R Companion to Applied Regression, Third Edition, Sage, 2019.

Conditional inference procedures for the general independence problem including two-sample, K-sample (non-parametric ANOVA), correlation, censored, ordered and multivariate problems.

Different approaches to censored or truncated regression with conditional heteroscedasticity are provided. First, continuous distributions can be used for the (right and/or left censored or truncated) response with separate linear predictors for the mean and variance. Second, cumulative link models for ordinal data (obtained by interval-censoring continuous data) can be employed for heteroscedastic extended logistic regression (HXLR). In the latter type of models, the intercepts depend on the thresholds that define the intervals.

A collection of miscellaneous basic statistic functions and convenience wrappers for efficiently describing data. The author's intention was to create a toolbox, which facilitates the (notoriously time consuming) first descriptive tasks in data analysis, consisting of calculating descriptive statistics, drawing graphical summaries and reporting the results. The package contains furthermore functions to produce documents using MS Word (or PowerPoint) and functions to import data from Excel. Many of the included functions can be found scattered in other packages and other sources written partly by Titans of R. The reason for collecting them here, was primarily to have them consolidated in ONE instead of dozens of packages (which themselves might depend on other packages which are not needed at all), and to provide a common and consistent interface as far as function and arguments naming, NA handling, recycling rules etc. are concerned. Google style guides were used as naming rules (in absence of convincing alternatives). The 'BigCamelCase' style was consequently applied to functions borrowed from contributed R packages as well.

Collapse red-green or green-blue distinctions to simulate the effects of different types of color-blindness.

Commonly used classification and regression tree methods like the CART algorithm are recursive partitioning methods that build the model in a forward stepwise search. Although this approach is known to be an efficient heuristic, the results of recursive tree methods are only locally optimal, as splits are chosen to maximize homogeneity at the next step only. An alternative way to search over the parameter space of trees is to use global optimization methods like evolutionary algorithms. The 'evtree' package implements an evolutionary algorithm for learning globally optimal classification and regression trees in R. CPU and memory-intensive tasks are fully computed in C++ while the 'partykit' package is leveraged to represent the resulting trees in R, providing unified infrastructure for summaries, visualizations, and predictions.

Recursive partitioning based on (generalized) linear mixed models (GLMMs) combining lmer()/glmer() from 'lme4' and lmtree()/glmtree() from 'partykit'. The fitting algorithm is described in more detail in Fokkema, Smits, Zeileis, Hothorn & Kelderman (2018; <DOI:10.3758/s13428-017-0971-x>).

Instrumental variable estimation for linear models by two-stage least-squares (2SLS) regression. The main ivreg() model-fitting function is designed to provide a workflow as similar as possible to standard lm() regression. A wide range of methods is provided for fitted ivreg model objects, including extensive functionality for computing and graphing regression diagnostics in addition to other standard model tools.

Exact and approximation algorithms for variable-subset selection in ordinary linear regression models. Either compute all submodels with the lowest residual sum of squares, or determine the single-best submodel according to a pre-determined statistical criterion. Hofmann et al. (2020) <10.18637/jss.v093.i03>.

Functions to implements random forest method for model based recursive partitioning. The mob() function, developed by Zeileis et al. (2008), within 'party' package, is modified to construct model-based decision trees based on random forests methodology. The main input function mobforest.analysis() takes all input parameters to construct trees, compute out-of-bag errors, predictions, and overall accuracy of forest. The algorithm performs parallel computation using cluster functions within 'parallel' package.

Model-based trees for subgroup analyses in clinical trials and model-based forests for the estimation and prediction of personalised treatment effects (personalised models). Currently partitioning of linear models, lm(), generalised linear models, glm(), and Weibull models, survreg(), is supported. Advanced plotting functionality is supported for the trees and a test for parameter heterogeneity is provided for the personalised models. For details on model-based trees for subgroup analyses see Seibold, Zeileis and Hothorn (2016) <doi:10.1515/ijb-2015-0032>; for details on model-based forests for estimation of individual treatment effects see Seibold, Zeileis and Hothorn (2017) <doi:10.1177/0962280217693034>.

A collection of tools to deal with statistical models. The functionality is experimental and the user interface is likely to change in the future. The documentation is rather terse, but packages `coin' and `party' have some working examples. However, if you find the implemented ideas interesting we would be very interested in a discussion of this proposal. Contributions are more than welcome!

Fitting and testing multinomial processing tree (MPT) models, a class of nonlinear models for categorical data. The parameters are the link probabilities of a tree-like graph and represent the latent cognitive processing steps executed to arrive at observable response categories (Batchelder & Riefer, 1999 <doi:10.3758/bf03210812>; Erdfelder et al., 2009 <doi:10.1027/0044-3409.217.3.108>; Riefer & Batchelder, 1988 <doi:10.1037/0033-295x.95.3.318>).

Methods to create tree models with correlation-based network models (multivariate normal distributions).

This is an implementation of model-based trees with global model parameters (PALM trees). The PALM tree algorithm is an extension to the MOB algorithm (implemented in the 'partykit' package), where some parameters are fixed across all groups. Details about the method can be found in Seibold, Hothorn, Zeileis (2016) <arXiv:1612.07498>. The package offers coef(), logLik(), plot(), and predict() functions for PALM trees.

A computational toolbox for recursive partitioning. The core of the package is ctree(), an implementation of conditional inference trees which embed tree-structured regression models into a well defined theory of conditional inference procedures. This non-parametric class of regression trees is applicable to all kinds of regression problems, including nominal, ordinal, numeric, censored as well as multivariate response variables and arbitrary measurement scales of the covariates. Based on conditional inference trees, cforest() provides an implementation of Breiman's random forests. The function mob() implements an algorithm for recursive partitioning based on parametric models (e.g. linear models, GLMs or survival regression) employing parameter instability tests for split selection. Extensible functionality for visualizing tree-structured regression models is available. The methods are described in Hothorn et al. (2006) <doi:10.1198/106186006X133933>, Zeileis et al. (2008) <doi:10.1198/106186008X319331> and Strobl et al. (2007) <doi:10.1186/1471-2105-8-25>.

A toolkit with infrastructure for representing, summarizing, and visualizing tree-structured regression and classification models. This unified infrastructure can be used for reading/coercing tree models from different sources ('rpart', 'RWeka', 'PMML') yielding objects that share functionality for print()/plot()/predict() methods. Furthermore, new and improved reimplementations of conditional inference trees (ctree()) and model-based recursive partitioning (mob()) from the 'party' package are provided based on the new infrastructure. A description of this package was published by Hothorn and Zeileis (2015) <http://jmlr.org/papers/v16/hothorn15a.html>.

A set of estimators and tests for panel data econometrics, as described in Baltagi (2013) Econometric Analysis of Panel Data, ISBN-13:978-1-118-67232-7, Hsiao (2014) Analysis of Panel Data <doi:10.1017/CBO9781139839327> and Croissant and Millo (2018), Panel Data Econometrics with R, ISBN:978-1-118-94918-4.

Psychometric mixture models based on 'flexmix' infrastructure. At the moment Rasch mixture models with different parameterizations of the score distribution (saturated vs. mean/variance specification), Bradley-Terry mixture models, and MPT mixture models are implemented. These mixture models can be estimated with or without concomitant variables. See vignette('raschmix', package = 'psychomix') for details on the Rasch mixture models.

Estimation and inference methods for models of conditional quantiles: Linear and nonlinear parametric and non-parametric (total variation penalized) models for conditional quantiles of a univariate response and several methods for handling censored survival data. Portfolio selection methods based on expected shortfall risk are also now included.

An R interface to estimate structured additive regression (STAR) models with 'BayesX'.

An R interface to Weka (Version 3.9.3). Weka is a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks written in Java, containing tools for data pre-processing, classification, regression, clustering, association rules, and visualization. Package 'RWeka' contains the interface code, the Weka jar is in a separate package 'RWekajars'. For more information on Weka see <http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/ml/weka/>.

Graphical and computational methods that can be used to assess the stability of results from supervised statistical learning.

Visualization techniques, data sets, summary and inference procedures aimed particularly at categorical data. Special emphasis is given to highly extensible grid graphics. The package was package was originally inspired by the book "Visualizing Categorical Data" by Michael Friendly and is now the main support package for a new book, "Discrete Data Analysis with R" by Michael Friendly and David Meyer (2015).

Provides additional data sets, methods and documentation to complement the 'vcd' package for Visualizing Categorical Data and the 'gnm' package for Generalized Nonlinear Models. In particular, 'vcdExtra' extends mosaic, assoc and sieve plots from 'vcd' to handle 'glm()' and 'gnm()' models and adds a 3D version in 'mosaic3d'. Additionally, methods are provided for comparing and visualizing lists of 'glm' and 'loglm' objects. This package is now a support package for the book, "Discrete Data Analysis with R" by Michael Friendly and David Meyer.