An automated approach to Litchfield and Wilcoxon's evaluation of dose–effect experiments using the R package LW1949

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
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Abstract

The authors developed a package, LW1949, for use with the statistical software R to automatically carry out the manual steps of Litchfield and Wilcoxon's method of evaluating dose–effect experiments. The LW1949 package consistently finds the best fitting dose–effect relation by minimizing the chi-squared statistic of the observed and expected number of affected individuals and substantially speeds up the line-fitting process and other calculations that Litchfield and Wilcoxon originally carried out by hand. Environ Toxicol Chem 2016;9999:1–4. Published 2016 Wiley Periodicals Inc. on behalf of SETAC. This article is a US Government work and, as such, is in the public domain in the United States of America.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title An automated approach to Litchfield and Wilcoxon's evaluation of dose–effect experiments using the R package LW1949
Series title Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
DOI 10.1002/etc.3490
Volume 35
Issue 12
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher SETAC
Publisher location New York, NY
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description 4 p.
First page 3058
Last page 3061
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N