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DescrTab2 is liable of any damages caused by the use of the software:
IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MODIFIES AND/OR CONVEYS THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
DescrTab2 features a suite of unit tests. The percentage of lines of codes covered by at least one unit tests is reported via the
covr package. Most of these unit tests only check whether the code associated with it produces errors. This aims to ensure that the various options in
DescrTab2 work error-free with a variations of possible input datasets and edge-cases.
Comparisons of the results produced by
DescrTab2 with other software are not automated. The user may feel free to perform such comparisons by themselves. An exemplary comparison can be examined in this document.
DescrTab2 relies on various other packages to perform its designated purpose. Most of the imported packages are neccesary to facilitate tasks related to data-wrangling and output formatting, namely
?officer. The pre-implemented summary statistics (mean, sd, etc.) make use of functions provided for this purpose in base R (see
?stats). The test functions used for the calculcation of p-values are mostly from base R (e.g.
?stats) and the recommended packages (e.g.
?nlme for the Mixed Model Anova p-value). Notable exceptions are the Cochrane Q Test from the
?DescTools package (
?DescTools::CochranQTest) and the Fisher-Boschloo test from the
?exact2x2 package (