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. 2015 Oct;56(10):2258-66.
doi: 10.11406/rinketsu.56.2258.

[Statistical Analysis Using Freely-Available "EZR (Easy R)" Software]

[Article in Japanese]

[Statistical Analysis Using Freely-Available "EZR (Easy R)" Software]

[Article in Japanese]
Yoshinobu Kanda. Rinsho Ketsueki. .


Clinicians must often perform statistical analyses for purposes such evaluating preexisting evidence and designing or executing clinical studies. R is a free software environment for statistical computing. R supports many statistical analysis functions, but does not incorporate a statistical graphical user interface (GUI). The R commander provides an easy-to-use basic-statistics GUI for R. However, the statistical function of the R commander is limited, especially in the field of biostatistics. Therefore, the author added several important statistical functions to the R commander and named it "EZR (Easy R)", which is now being distributed on the following website: EZR allows the application of statistical functions that are frequently used in clinical studies, such as survival analyses, including competing risk analyses and the use of time-dependent covariates and so on, by point-and-click access. In addition, by saving the script automatically created by EZR, users can learn R script writing, maintain the traceability of the analysis, and assure that the statistical process is overseen by a supervisor.

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