Phil Chalmers

Phil Chalmers

9 packages on CRAN

faoutlier

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Tools for detecting and summarize influential cases that can affect exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis models as well as structural equation models more generally.

mirt

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Analysis of dichotomous and polytomous response data using unidimensional and multidimensional latent trait models under the Item Response Theory paradigm (Chalmers (2012) <doi:10.18637/jss.v048.i06>). Exploratory and confirmatory models can be estimated with quadrature (EM) or stochastic (MHRM) methods. Confirmatory bi-factor and two-tier analyses are available for modeling item testlets. Multiple group analysis and mixed effects designs also are available for detecting differential item and test functioning as well as modeling item and person covariates. Finally, latent class models such as the DINA, DINO, multidimensional latent class, and several other discrete latent variable models, including mixture and zero-inflated response models, are supported.

mirtCAT

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Provides tools to generate an HTML interface for creating adaptive and non-adaptive educational and psychological tests using the shiny package (Chalmers (2016) <doi:10.18637/jss.v071.i05>). Suitable for applying unidimensional and multidimensional computerized adaptive tests (CAT) using item response theory methodology and for creating simple questionnaires forms to collect response data directly in R. Additionally, optimal test designs (e.g., "shadow testing") are supported for tests which contain a large number of item selection constraints. Finally, package contains tools useful for performing Monte Carlo simulations for studying the behavior of computerized adaptive test banks.

OLScurve

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Provides tools for more easily organizing and plotting individual ordinary least square (OLS) growth curve trajectories.

plotSEMM

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Contains a graphical user interface to generate the diagnostic plots proposed by Bauer (2005; <doi:10.1207/s15328007sem1204_1>), Pek & Chalmers (2015; <doi:10.1080/10705511.2014.937790>), and Pek, Chalmers, R. Kok, & Losardo (2015; <doi:10.3102/1076998615589129>) to investigate nonlinear bivariate relationships in latent regression models using structural equation mixture models (SEMMs).

SimDesign

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Provides tools to help safely and efficiently organize Monte Carlo simulations in R. The package controls the structure and back-end of Monte Carlo simulations by utilizing a general generate-analyse-summarise strategy. The functions provided control common simulation issues such as re-simulating non-convergent results, support parallel back-end and MPI distributed computations, save and restore temporary files, aggregate results across independent nodes, and provide native support for debugging. For a pedagogical introduction to the package refer to Sigal and Chalmers (2016) <doi:10.1080/10691898.2016.1246953>.

matlib

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A collection of matrix functions for teaching and learning matrix linear algebra as used in multivariate statistical methods. These functions are mainly for tutorial purposes in learning matrix algebra ideas using R. In some cases, functions are provided for concepts available elsewhere in R, but where the function call or name is not obvious. In other cases, functions are provided to show or demonstrate an algorithm. In addition, a collection of functions are provided for drawing vector diagrams in 2D and 3D.

rpf

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The purpose of this package is to factor out logic and math common to Item Factor Analysis fitting, diagnostics, and analysis. It is envisioned as core support code suitable for more specialized IRT packages to build upon. Complete access to optimized C functions are made available with R_RegisterCCallable().

statquotes

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Generates a random quotation from a data base of quotes on topics in statistics, data visualization and science.