For multiple ranked input lists (full or partial) representing the same set
of N objects, the package **TopKLists** offers

statistical inference on the lengths of informative top-k lists

stochastic aggregation of full or partial lists

graphical tools for the statistical exploration of input lists, and for the visualization of aggregation results

The **latest stable build** can be found on CRAN.

You can find the **latest news** and the **project summary page** **here**.

For a **detailed description** of the functions provided by the package see the
reference manual.

When using TopKLists for the first time it is helpful to make use of **reproducible examples**, which can be found in the Vignette
(comprises the modules TopKInference, TopKSpace, TopKGraphics; the graphical user interface TopKListsGUI is described as well).

The TopKLists GUI requires the RGtk2 package, which itself requires an installation of GTK+ version 2.8.0, or higher. If you are experiencing problems with RGtk2/GTK+ installation, please see this website for possible solution.

When using TopKLists in your work please cite:

When referring to the module TopKInference in your work please cite:- Hall, P. and Schimek, M. G. (2012). Moderate deviation-based inference for random degeneration in paired rank lists. J. Amer. Statist. Assoc., 107, 661-672.

- Lin, S. and Ding, J. (2009). Integration of ranked lists via Cross Entropy Monte Carlo with applications to mRNA and microRNA studies. Biometrics, 65, 9-18.

- Schimek, M. G., Budinska, E., Kugler, K. and Lin, S. (2011). Package "TopKLists" for rank-based genomic data integration. Proceedings of CompBio 2011, 434-440, DOI: 10.2316/P.2011.742-032.
- Schimek, M. G. and Bloice, M. (2012). Modelling the rank order of Web search engine results. In Komarek, A. and Nagy, S. (eds). Proceedings of the 27th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling. (e-book ISBN 978-80-263-0250-6), Vol. 1, 303-308.
- Schimek, M. G., Mysickova, A. and Budinska, E. (2012). An inference and integration approach for the consolidation of ranked lists. Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, 41:7, 1152-1166.