It looks most of the material from epicalc has been moved into epiDisplay. Full ‘ epicalc’ package with data management functions is available at the author’s. Suggests Description Functions making R easy for epidemiological calculation. License GPL (>= 2) URL Epidemiological calculator. Contribute to cran/epicalc development by creating an account on GitHub.

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On the other hand, it has the potential to help young epidemiologists to learn the key terms and concepts based on numerical and graphical results of the analysis. Author information Article notes Copyright and License epcalc Disclaimer. With the introduction of softwares for statistical computations, things eicalc and data analysis came to be thought of something within the realm of possibility by the medical researchers.

So depending on the type of statistical analytical techniques, one can download the package required. So many datasets remain unexplored, sometimes forever waiting to be analyzed even by simple exploratory and descriptive data analysis.

The other limitation is that, being an open source software, hackers can easily know about the weaknesses or loopholes of the software more easily than closed-source software and so it is more prone to bug attacks. Why not ask them? One of R’s strengths is the ease with which well-designed publication-quality plots can be produced, including mathematical symbols and formulae where needed.

Why would you think that we’d know better than the maintainer? On one hand, it assists data analysts in data exploration and management. There is an important difference between R and the other main statistical systems.


R is provided with a command line interface CLIwhich is the preferred epiicalc interface for power users because it allows direct control on calculations and it is flexible. The message says it was archived at the request of the maintainer. Khan Amir Maroof, Room No. For basic biostatistical epicalx epidemiological purposes Epicalc package is sufficient to start with and then to go on for other packages as and when required.

Wpicalc Center Support Center. Ben Bolker k 11 Epicalc, an add-on package of R enables Rr to deal more easily with epidemiological data. As the dataset is usually large in epidemiology, calculating even simple statistics like mean or standard deviation is quite cumbersome to be done manually. One can write their own code to build their own statistical tools. The term environment is intended to characterize it as a fully planned and coherent system, rather than an incremental accretion of very specific and inflexible tools, as is frequently the case with other data analysis software.

But no further explanation is given.

Debian — Details of package r-cran-epicalc in jessie

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Also the graphing facilities are limited. Package for data exploration and result presentation.

r-cran-epicalc package : Ubuntu

In R, a e analysis is normally done as a series of steps, with intermediate results being stored in objects. This seems like a well developed and useful packages, so why has it been removed?

I just thought someone would know and indeed Ben Bolker provided the answer. I understand, my point is merely that I think it would be considered both more polite and in general more accurate to inquire with the package maintainer first on matters like these. Thus whereas SAS and SPSS will give all the details in the output from a regression or discriminant analysis, R will give the desired and minimal output and store the results in a fit object for subsequent interrogation by further R functions.


Epicalc, written by Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong of Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand has been well accepted by members of the R core-team and the package is downloadable from CRAN which is mirrored by 69 academic institutes in 29 countries. Last accessed on Apr 4].

The epiDisplay package information says: It is important to use the normal precautions that is taken while downloading data on our hard disk. Nil Conflict of Interest: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.

Limitations of R R epica,c provided with a command line interface CLIwhich is the preferred user interface for power users because it allows direct control on calculations and it is flexible. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

Epi Info is also not suitable for data manipulation for longitudinal studies and its regression analysis facilities cannot cope with repeated measures and multilevel modeling.

Analysis of epidemiological data using R and Epicalc

R is not a typical statistics system but an environment within which statistical techniques are implemented. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled.

CLI is thus intimidating for beginners.