Function Minimum Approximator (BarBorGradient)
Tool to find where a function has its lowest value(minimum). The functions can be any dimensions. Recommended use is with eps=10^-10, but can be run with 10^-20, although this depends on the function. Two more methods are in this package, simple gradient method (Gradmod) and Powell method (Powell). These are not recommended for use, their purpose are purely for comparison.

Tests on Properties of Space-Time Covariance Functions (covatest)
Tests on properties of space-time covariance functions. Tests on symmetry, separability and for assessing different forms of non-separability are available. Moreover tests on some classes of covariance functions, such that the classes of product-sum models, Gneiting models and integrated product models have been provided.

Group Sequential Refined Secondary Boundary (gsrsb)
A gate-keeping procedure to test a primary and a secondary endpoint in a group sequential design with multiple interim looks. Computations related to group sequential primary and secondary boundaries. Refined secondary boundaries are calculated for a gate-keeping test on a primary and a secondary endpoint in a group sequential design with multiple interim looks. The choices include both the standard boundaries and the boundaries using error spending functions. Version 1.0.0 was released on April 12, 2017. See Tamhane et al. (2017+) ‘A gatekeeping procedure to test a primary and a secondary endpoint in a group sequential design with multiple interim looks’, Biometrics, to appear.

Visualization and Imputation of Missing Values (VIM)
New tools for the visualization of missing and/or imputed values are introduced, which can be used for exploring the data and the structure of the missing and/or imputed values. Depending on this structure of the missing values, the corresponding methods may help to identify the mechanism generating the missing values and allows to explore the data including missing values. In addition, the quality of imputation can be visually explored using various univariate, bivariate, multiple and multivariate plot methods. A graphical user interface available in the separate package VIMGUI allows an easy handling of the implemented plot methods.

EBGM Scores for Mining Large Contingency Tables (openEBGM)
An implementation of DuMouchel’s (1999) <doi:10.1080/00031305.1999.10474456> Bayesian data mining method for the market basket problem. Calculates Empirical Bayes Geometric Mean (EBGM) and quantile scores from the posterior distribution using the Gamma-Poisson Shrinker (GPS) model to find unusually large cell counts in large, sparse contingency tables. Can be used to find unusually high reporting rates of adverse events associated with products. In general, can be used to mine any database where the co-occurrence of two variables or items is of interest. Also calculates relative and proportional reporting ratios. Builds on the work of the ‘PhViD’ package, from which much of the code is derived. Some of the added features include stratification to adjust for confounding variables and data squashing to improve computational efficiency.

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