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README for swfdr folder

Copyright (C) 2011 Jeffrey T. Leek ( and Leah R. Jager (

Note: These functions were written on a Mac and may have difficulties when read on Windows machines.


This file contains the code to scrape the P-values from pubmed (either run it first, or use the already calculated pvalueData.rda)


This file contains the function to estimate the science-wise false discovery rate


This file contains the code to reproduce the quantities and figures in the Jager/Leek paper


This file contains a helper function necessary for journalAnalysis.R


The pre-computed p-value data used for the Jager/Leek paper in .rda format.


A simulation study comparing our estimates to the truth when the assumptions hold and when they are badly violated.

To reproduce the results in the Jager/Leek paper

Either: (1) Run getPvalues.R to obtain the p-value data, (2) Run journalAnalysis.R Or: (2) Run journalAnalysis.R using the pre-computed pvalueData.rda

To get the simulated results you should run sensitivity.R (supplementary sensitivity analysis) and simulation.R (main text sensivity analysis)

Note, because of the bootstrapping calculations, these functions may take a while (think order hours) to run.