SimDesign: Structure for Organizing Monte Carlo Simulation Designs

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>.

Version: 1.9
Depends: R (≥ 3.2.1)
Imports: foreach, methods, parallel, plyr, pbapply (≥ 1.3-0), stats
Suggests: knitr, dplyr, ggplot2, shiny, doMPI, copula, extraDistr
Published: 2018-01-26
Author: Phil Chalmers [aut, cre], Matthew Sigal [ctb]
Maintainer: Phil Chalmers <rphilip.chalmers at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
CRAN checks: SimDesign results


Reference manual: SimDesign.pdf
Vignettes: Catching errors
Exporting objects and functions from the workspace
Saving additional simulation results and state
Introduction to the SimDesign package
Package source: SimDesign_1.9.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: SimDesign_1.9.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: SimDesign_1.8.tgz
Old sources: SimDesign archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse suggests: mirtCAT


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