SimDesign: Structure for Organizing Monte Carlo Simulation Designs

Provides tools to safely and efficiently organize and execute Monte Carlo simulation experiments in R. The package controls the structure and back-end of Monte Carlo simulation experiments by utilizing a generate-analyse-summarise workflow. The workflow safeguards against common simulation coding issues, such as automatically re-simulating non-convergent results, prevents inadvertently overwriting simulation files, catches error and warning messages during execution, and implicitly supports parallel processing. For a pedagogical introduction to the package see Sigal and Chalmers (2016) <doi:10.1080/10691898.2016.1246953>. For a more in-depth overview of the package and its design philosophy see Chalmers and Adkins (2020) <doi:10.20982/tqmp.16.4.p248>.

Version: 2.14
Depends: R (≥ 3.5.0)
Imports: foreach, methods, parallel, dplyr, sessioninfo, beepr, pbapply (≥ 1.3-0), RPushbullet, future, future.apply, progressr, stats
Suggests: knitr, ggplot2, tidyr, purrr, shiny, doMPI, copula, extraDistr, renv, cli, job, future.batchtools, FrF2, rmarkdown
Published: 2024-01-09
Author: Phil Chalmers ORCID iD [aut, cre], Matthew Sigal [ctb], Ogreden Oguzhan [ctb]
Maintainer: Phil Chalmers <rphilip.chalmers at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: SimDesign citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: SimDesign results


Reference manual: SimDesign.pdf
Vignettes: Managing warning and error messages
Exporting objects and functions from the workspace
Multiple analysis functions
Parallel computing information
Saving simulation results and state
Introduction to the SimDesign package


Package source: SimDesign_2.14.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): SimDesign_2.14.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): SimDesign_2.14.tgz, r-release (x86_64): SimDesign_2.14.tgz
Old sources: SimDesign archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: SimNPH
Reverse imports: autoFC


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