Permutation tests and confidence sets

permute provides permutation tests and confidence sets for a variety of nonparametric testing and estimation problems and for a variety of randomization designs.

Benefits of Permutation Tests

  • Gives a test with correct type 1 error rate, without needing uncheckable assumptions
  • We can get confidence intervals for the p-value—this tells us how many iterations we need to achieve a certain precision
  • Choice of test statistic is flexible—choose one that makes sense for your data, gives high power


A PDF version of our documentation is available here.