asymmetric: A package for analyzing asymmetric hypotheses.
asymmetric is an R package that enables researchers to estimate data boundaries when studying asymmetric hypotheses. The package includes various techniques for estimating boundaries such as stochastic frontier analysis, quantile regression, and kernel estimation; it also includes a method for testing whether data are asymmetric (Area Outside the Curve). In addition, a function for calculating confidence intervals via a resampling technique is provided. The package implements methods described in Rosenberg, Knuppe, and Braumoeller (2017) "Unifying the Study of Asymmetric Hypotheses." Political Analysis, Forthcoming.
The source code is available for download from the GitHub repository.
The software can be downloaded and installed from the GitHub repository by running the following commands: