Implements Indices of Qualitative Variation Proposed by Wilcox (1973)

Implements indices of qualitative variation proposed by Wilcox (1973).

In 1973, Wilcox published a paper presenting various indices of qualitative variation for social scientists. The problem is to find relevant statistical indices to measure the variation in nominal-scale (i.e. qualitative or categorical) data. Please see the Wilcox paper for more details on the rationale.

Wilcox presents six indices that can be used to measure qualitative variation. The qualvar package implements these indices so that R users can easily use them.

See the vignette to learn more.


This package will (hopefully) soon be on CRAN. Until then, you can install it via devtools:

# if necessary, install devtools


Reference manual

It appears you don't have a PDF plugin for this browser. You can click here to download the reference manual.


0.1.0 by Joel Gombin, 2 years ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Joel Gombin

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports stats

Suggests knitr, dplyr, tidyr, ggplot2, GGally, DT

See at CRAN