# GjaltJorn Peters

#### 4 packages on CRAN

When teaching statistics, it can often be desirable to uncouple the content from specific software packages. To ease such efforts, the Rosetta Stats website (<https://rosettastats.com>) allows comparing analyses in different packages. This package is the companion to the Rosetta Stats website, aiming to provide functions that produce output that is similar to output from other statistical packages, thereby facilitating 'software-agnostic' teaching of statistics.

This is a new version of the 'userfriendlyscience' package, which has grown a bit unwieldy. Therefore, distinct functionalities are being 'consciously uncoupled' into different packages. This package contains the general-purpose tools and utilities (see the 'behaviorchange' package, the 'rosetta' package, and the soon-to-be-released 'scd' package for other functionality), and is the most direct 'successor' of the original 'userfriendlyscience' package. For example, this package contains a number of basic functions to create higher level plots, such as diamond plots, to easily plot sampling distributions, to generate confidence intervals, to plan study sample sizes for confidence intervals, and to do some basic operations such as (dis)attenuate effect size estimates.

Contains a number of functions that serve two goals. First, to make R more accessible to people migrating from SPSS by adding a number of functions that behave roughly like their SPSS equivalents (also see <https://rosettastats.com>). Second, to make a number of slightly more advanced functions more user friendly to relatively novice users. The package also conveniently houses a number of additional functions that are intended to increase the quality of methodology and statistics in psychology, not by offering technical solutions, but by shifting perspectives, for example towards reasoning based on sampling distributions as opposed to on point estimates.

Provides a number of functions to facilitate extracting information in 'YAML' fragments from one or multiple files, optionally structuring the information in a 'data.tree'. 'YAML' (recursive acronym for "YAML ain't Markup Language") is a convention for specifying structured data in a format that is both machine- and human-readable. 'YAML' therefore lends itself well for embedding (meta)data in plain text files, such as Markdown files. This principle is implemented in 'yum' with minimal dependencies (i.e. only the 'yaml' packages, and the 'data.tree' package can be used to enable additional functionality).