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Dr. Uwe Ligges

Computergestützte Statistik


Room 716
+49 231 755 - 4353
+49 231 755 - 4387
Fakultät Statistik
TU Dortmund
Vogelpothsweg 87
44221 Dortmund

Office hours

Please write some e-mail for an appointment or just drop in and I see if I can.

Statistical Consulting


Publications, Talks, and Theses



  • DFG Forschergruppe 1511/1: Schutz- und Leitsysteme zur zuverlässigen und sicheren elektrischen Energieübertragung, TP 5: "Adaptive Modellierung und echtzeitfähige Identifikation von transkontinentalen Energiesystemen".
  • In addition to my regular research work and teaching, I have been involved in the following larger projects up to February 2007:
    • head of the DOMUS research group "Statistische Software und Algorithmen"
    • member of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre 475 (SFB 475): "Reduction of Complexity for Multivariate Data Structures"

Software, R and R packages

  • I am involved in the development of R (as a member of the R Core Development team) and the following CRAN packages:
    • BRugs interfaces to OpenBUGS. It is mainly based on former work of Andrew Thomas.
    • klaR is a package for classification and visualization. Its miscellaneous functions have been developed at the Department of Statistics.
    • R2WinBUGSinterfaces to WinBUGS. It is based on the bugs.R code from Andrew Gelman.
    • RWinEdt: WinEdt as an editor for R.
    • scatterplot3d: 3D Scatter Plot
    • signal: Signal analysis.
    • tuneR for the analysis of musical sound. It is still in an early stage of development, but basic functions (e.g. to handle Wave files and periodograms) are included.
  • For details regarding the R project, please visit the official R homepage. For details on Windows binary packages on CRAN, please visit CRAN/bin/windows/contrib/.

Computer tasks

  • In case of problems regarding hardware or software, please contact the administration of computer labs and WWW:, office: M/714, phone: (0231) 755 - 4351.