DOI: 10.18129/B9.bioc.onlineFDR  

This package is for version 3.17 of Bioconductor; for the stable, up-to-date release version, see onlineFDR.

Online error rate control

Bioconductor version: 3.17

This package allows users to control the false discovery rate (FDR) or familywise error rate (FWER) for online multiple hypothesis testing, where hypotheses arrive in a stream. In this framework, a null hypothesis is rejected based on the evidence against it and on the previous rejection decisions.

Author: David S. Robertson [aut, cre], Lathan Liou [aut], Aaditya Ramdas [aut], Adel Javanmard [ctb], Andrea Montanari [ctb], Jinjin Tian [ctb], Tijana Zrnic [ctb], Natasha A. Karp [aut]

Maintainer: David S. Robertson <david.robertson at>

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biocViews MultipleComparison, Software, StatisticalMethod
Version 2.8.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.8 (R-3.5) (5 years)
License GPL-3
Imports stats, Rcpp, progress
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