# Bill Venables

#### 21 packages on CRAN

A convenience package for use while drafting code. It facilitates making stand-out comment lines decorated with bands of characters. The input text strings are converted into R comment lines, suitably formatted. These are then displayed in a console window and, if possible, automatically transferred to a clipboard ready for pasting into an R script. Designed to save time when drafting R scripts that will need to be navigated and maintained by other programmers.

A collection of coding functions as alternatives to the standard functions in the stats package, which have names starting with 'contr.'. Their main advantage is that they provide a consistent method for defining marginal effects in factorial models. In a simple one-way ANOVA model the intercept term is always the simple average of the class means.

This small library contains a series of simple tools for constructing and manipulating confounded and fractional factorial designs.

Demonstration code showing how (univariate) kernel density estimates are computed, at least conceptually, and allowing users to experiment with different kernels, should they so wish. NOTE: the density function in the stats package should be used for computational efficiency.

The main function of this package allows numerical vector objects to be displayed with their values in vulgar fractional form. This is convenient if patterns can then be more easily detected. In some cases replacing the components of a numeric vector by a rational approximation can also be expected to remove some component of round-off error. The main functions form a re-implementation of the functions 'fractions' and 'rational' of the MASS package, but using a radically improved programming strategy.

Implements the classical Jacobi (1846) algorithm for the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a real symmetric matrix, both in pure R and in C++ using Rcpp. Mainly as a programming example for teaching purposes.

Supplies a LazyData facility for packages which have data sets but do not provide LazyData: true. A single function is is included, requireData, which is a drop-in replacement for base::require, but carrying the additional functionality. By default, it suppresses package startup messages as well. See argument 'reallyQuitely'.

The minimax family of distributions is a two-parameter family like the beta family, but computationally a lot more tractible.

Implements univariate polynomial operations in R, including polynomial arithmetic, finding zeros, plotting, and some operations on lists of polynomials.

Allows objects to be stored on disc and automatically recalled into memory, as required, by delayed assignment.

Tools for making, retrieving, displaying and solving sudoku games. This package is an alternative to the earlier sudoku-solver package, 'sudoku'. The present package uses a slightly different algorithm, has a simpler coding and presents a few more sugar tools, such as plot and print methods. Solved sudoku games are of some interest in Experimental Design as examples of Latin Square designs with additional balance constraints.

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 'camel style' was consequently applied to functions borrowed from contributed R packages as well.

Functions to specify and fit generalized nonlinear models, including models with multiplicative interaction terms such as the UNIDIFF model from sociology and the AMMI model from crop science, and many others. Over-parameterized representations of models are used throughout; functions are provided for inference on estimable parameter combinations, as well as standard methods for diagnostics etc.

Various R programming tools for plotting data, including: - calculating and plotting locally smoothed summary function as ('bandplot', 'wapply'), - enhanced versions of standard plots ('barplot2', 'boxplot2', 'heatmap.2', 'smartlegend'), - manipulating colors ('col2hex', 'colorpanel', 'redgreen', 'greenred', 'bluered', 'redblue', 'rich.colors'), - calculating and plotting two-dimensional data summaries ('ci2d', 'hist2d'), - enhanced regression diagnostic plots ('lmplot2', 'residplot'), - formula-enabled interface to 'stats::lowess' function ('lowess'), - displaying textual data in plots ('textplot', 'sinkplot'), - plotting a matrix where each cell contains a dot whose size reflects the relative magnitude of the elements ('balloonplot'), - plotting "Venn" diagrams ('venn'), - displaying Open-Office style plots ('ooplot'), - plotting multiple data on same region, with separate axes ('overplot'), - plotting means and confidence intervals ('plotCI', 'plotmeans'), - spacing points in an x-y plot so they don't overlap ('space').

Routines and documentation for solving regression problems while imposing an L1 constraint on the estimates, based on the algorithm of Osborne et al. (1998).

Functions and datasets to support Venables and Ripley, "Modern Applied Statistics with S" (4th edition, 2002).

Reading, writing, manipulating, analyzing and modeling of gridded spatial data. The package implements basic and high-level functions. Processing of very large files is supported.

Useful utilities ['goodies'] from Seminar fuer Statistik ETH Zurich, some of which were ported from S-plus in the 1990's. For graphics, have pretty (Log-scale) axes, an enhanced Tukey-Anscombe plot, combining histogram and boxplot, 2d-residual plots, a 'tachoPlot()', pretty arrows, etc. For robustness, have a robust F test and robust range(). For system support, notably on Linux, provides 'Sys.*()' functions with more access to system and CPU information. Finally, miscellaneous utilities such as simple efficient prime numbers, integer codes, Duplicated(), toLatex.numeric() and is.whole().