Automatic Generation of Exams in R

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Authors Achim Zeileis, Bettina GrĂ¼n, Friedrich Leisch, Nikolaus Umlauf
Journal/Conference Name Journal of Statistical Software
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Paper Abstract Package exams provides a framework for automatic generation of standardized statistical exams which is especially useful for large-scale exams. To employ the tools, users just need to supply a pool of exercises and a master file controlling the layout of the final PDF document. The exercises are specified in separate Sweave files (containing R code for data generation and LaTeX code for problem and solution description) and the master file is a LaTeX document with some additional control commands. This paper gives an overview of the main design aims and principles as well as strategies for adaptation and extension. Hands-on illustrations---based on example exercises and control files provided in the package---are presented to get new users started easily.
Date of publication 2009
Code Programming Language R
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