Quotation Grün, Bettina and Zeileis, Achim. 2009. Automatic Generation of Exams in R. Journal of Statistical Software 29 (10): S. 1-14.




Package exams provides a framework for automatic generation of standardized statistical exams which is especially useful for large-scale exams. To employ the tools, users just need to supply a pool of exercises and a master file controlling the layout of the final PDF document. The exercises are specified in separate Sweave files (containing R code for data generation and LaTeX code for problem and solution description) and the master file is a LaTeX document with some additional control commands. This paper gives an overview of the main design aims and principles as well as strategies for adaptation and extension. Hands-on illustrations - based on example exercises and control files provided in the package - are presented to get new users started easily.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Statistical Software
Citation Index SCI
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A
Language English
Title Automatic Generation of Exams in R
Volume 29
Number 10
Year 2009
Page from 1
Page to 14
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.jstatsoft.org/v29/i10/
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.18637/jss.v029.i10


Grün, Bettina (Details)
Zeileis, Achim (Former researcher)
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
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