The R Journal: article published in 2015, volume 7:1

Manipulation of Discrete Random Variables with discreteRV PDF download
Eric Hare, Andreas Buja and Heike Hofmann , The R Journal (2015) 7:1, pages 185-194.

Abstract A prominent issue in statistics education is the sometimes large disparity between the theoretical and the computational coursework. discreteRV is an R package for manipulation of discrete random variables which uses clean and familiar syntax similar to the mathematical notation in introductory probability courses. The package offers functions that are simple enough for users with little experience with statistical programming, but has more advanced features which are suitable for a large number of more complex applications. In this paper, we introduce and motivate discreteRV, describe its functionality, and provide reproducible examples illustrating its use.

Received: 2015-02-07; online 2015-05-06
CRAN packages: discreteRV, devtools

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  author = {Eric Hare and Andreas Buja and Heike Hofmann},
  title = {{Manipulation of Discrete Random Variables with discreteRV}},
  year = {2015},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2015-015},
  url = {},
  pages = {185--194},
  volume = {7},
  number = {1}