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EnvStats

An R Package for Environmental Statistics

  • EnvStats is a comprehensive R software library for environmental scientists, engineers, and regulators, based on the open-source statistics and graphics package R

  • This book shows how to use EnvStats to easily produce powerful graphical and statistical analyses of environmental data

  • Includes extensive examples using data sets from regulatory guidance documents

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Getting Started

    • Steven P. Millard
    Pages 1-24
  3. Designing a Sampling Program

    • Steven P. Millard
    Pages 25-61
  4. Looking at Data

    • Steven P. Millard
    Pages 63-78
  5. Probability Distributions

    • Steven P. Millard
    Pages 79-96
  6. Estimating Distribution Parameters and Quantiles

    • Steven P. Millard
    Pages 97-112
  7. Prediction and Tolerance Intervals

    • Steven P. Millard
    Pages 113-148
  8. Hypothesis Tests

    • Steven P. Millard
    Pages 149-173
  9. Censored Data

    • Steven P. Millard
    Pages 175-209
  10. Monte Carlo Simulation and Risk Assessment

    • Steven P. Millard
    Pages 211-242
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 243-291

About this book

This book describes EnvStats, a new comprehensive R package for environmental statistics. EnvStats and R provide an open-source set of powerful functions for performing graphical and statistical analyses of environmental data, along with an extensive hypertext help system that explains what these methods do, how to use them, and where to find them in the environmental statistics literature. EnvStats also includes numerous built-in data sets from regulatory guidance documents, state and federal databases, and the literature.

This book shows how to use EnvStats and R to easily:

* Graphically display environmental data and probability distributions

* Deal with non-detect (censored) data

* Perform and plot results of goodness-of-fit tests

* Compare chemical concentrations to a protection standard using confidence intervals for percentiles or parameters

* Assess compliance at multiple sites for multiple constituents using simultaneous prediction limits

* Test for trend accounting for seasons and serial correlation

* Perform power and sample size computations with companion plots for sampling designs based on hypothesis tests, confidence intervals, prediction intervals, or tolerance intervals

* Perform probabilistic risk assessment using Monte Carlo simulation

* Reproduce specific examples in EPA guidance documents EnvStats combined with other R packages provide the environmental scientist, statistician, researcher, and technician with tools to “get the job done!”

Steven P. Millard, Ph.D., is an independent statistical consultant and Senior Biostatistician at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, Washington, and has worked in the field of environmental and health care statistics for over 25 years. He has worked at the US Geological Survey, CH2M Hill, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Saint Martin’s College, Insightful Corporation, and the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network Coordinating Center. In 1990 he developed the training program in S-PLUS while at Statistical Sciences (the creator of S-PLUS), and later developed the S-PLUS module EnvironmentalStats for S-PLUS. He has taught numerous courses in statistics and software to professionals in the United States and Europe, including at the US EPA, Merck, and the National Security Agency. He is the co-author of textbooks on environmental statistics and statistics for drug development. Dr. Millard holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Pomona College, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Washington.

Keywords

  • EnvStats
  • Environmental Data
  • Environmental Statistics
  • R
  • R software
  • User's Manual

Reviews

“EnvStats: An R Package for Environmental Statistics by Stephen Millard describes itself as a user manual for the EnvStats R package. … This book could also be used by practitioners who use statistics in other fields … . this book was an interesting read, especially in terms of opening my eyes to the work of a statistician working on compliance issues in environmental applications, usually with parametric methods applied in data-poor scenarios.” (Peter F. Craigmile, Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, Vol. 22 (1), 2017)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seattle, USA

    Steven P. Millard

About the author

Steven P. Millard, Ph.D., is an independent statistical consultant and also Senior Biostatistician at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, Washington, and has worked in the field of environmental and health care statistics for over 25 years.  He has worked at the US Geological Survey, CH2M Hill, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Saint Martin’s College, Insightful Corporation, and the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network Coordinating Center.  In 1990 he developed the training program in S-PLUS while at Statistical Sciences (the creator of S-PLUS), and later developed the S-PLUS module EnvironmentalStats for S-PLUS.  He has taught numerous courses in statistics and software to professionals in the United States and Europe, including at the US EPA, Merck, and the National Security Agency.  He is the co-author of textbooks on environmental statistics and statistics for drug development.  Dr. Millard holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Pomona College, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Washington.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-8456-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 89.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)