TukeyC-package: Conventional Tukey Test

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This package performs what is known as the Tukey HSD test in the conventional way. It also uses an algorithm which divides the set of all means in groups and assigns letters to the different groups, allowing for overlapping. This is done for simple experimental designs and schemes. The most usual designs are: Completely Randomized Design (CRD), Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) and Latin Squares Design (LSD). The most usual schemes are: Factorial Experiment (FE), Split-Plot Experiment (SPE) and Split-Split-Plot Experiment (SPE).

The package can be used for both balanced or unbalanced (when possible), experiments.

R has some functions (TukeyHSD provided by stats, glht provided by multcomp, HSD.test provided by agricolae and cld provided by multcomp) which also performs the Tukey test. The TukeyHSD returns intervals based on the range of the sample means rather than the individual differences. Those intervals are based on Studentized range statistics and are, in essence, confidence intervals. This approach has two advantages: the p-value is showed allowing the user to flexibilize the inferencial decision and also make it possible to plot the result of the test. However, it has one disadvantage, since the final result is more difficult to understand and summarize. Others (glht, cld) are also useful but difficult to manage. Additionally, most of users of other statistical softwares are very used with letters grouping the means of the factor tested, making unattractive or difficult to adapt to the current aproach of R.

So, the main aim of this package is make available in R environment the conventional aproach of Tukey test with a set of flexible funtions and S3 methods.


Jos<e9> Cl<e1>udio Faria (joseclaudio.faria@gmail.com)
Enio Jelihovschi (eniojelihovs@gmail.com)
Ivan Bezerra Allaman (ivanalaman@gmail.com)


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Yandell, B.S. (1997) Practical Data Analysis for Designed Experiments. Chapman & Hall.

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