IMEC: Ising Model of Explanatory Coherence

Theories are one of the most important tools of science. Although psychologists discussed problems of theory in their discipline for a long time, weak theories are still widespread in most subfields. One possible reason for this is that psychologists lack the tools to systematically assess the quality of their theories. Previously a computational model for formal theory evaluation based on the concept of explanatory coherence was developed (Thagard, 1989, <doi:10.1017/S0140525X00057046>). However, there are possible improvements to this model and it is not available in software that psychologists typically use. Therefore, a new implementation of explanatory coherence based on the Ising model is available in this R-package.

Version: 0.2.0
Imports: IsingSampler, igraph, qgraph
Suggests: testthat
Published: 2020-11-27
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.IMEC
Author: Maximilian Maier [aut, cre], Noah van Dongen [ths], Denny Borsboom [ths]
Maintainer: Maximilian Maier <maximilianmaier0401 at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README
CRAN checks: IMEC results


Reference manual: IMEC.pdf


Package source: IMEC_0.2.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): IMEC_0.2.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): IMEC_0.2.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): IMEC_0.2.0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): IMEC_0.2.0.tgz


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