**rddtools** is a new R package under development, designed to offer a set of tools to run all the steps required for a Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD) Analysis, from primary data visualisation to discontinuity estimation, sensitivity and placebo testing.

This github website hosts the source code. One of the easiest ways to install the package from github is by using the R package **devtools**:

```
if (!require('devtools')) install.packages('devtools')
devtools::install_github( "bquast/rddtools" )
```

Note however the latest version of rddtools only works with R 3.0, and that you might need to install Rtools if on Windows.

The (preliminary) documentation is available in the help files directly, as well as in the *vignettes*. The vignettes can be accessed from R.

`vignette("rddtools")`

Simple visualisation of the data using binned-plot:

`plot()`

- Bandwidth selection:
- MSE-RDD bandwidth procedure of Imbens and Kalyanaraman 2012:
`rdd_bw_ik()`

- MSE global bandwidth procedure of Ruppert et al 1995:
`rdd_bw_rsw()`

- Estimation:
- RDD parametric estimation:
`rdd_reg_lm()`

This includes specifying the polynomial order, including covariates with various specifications as advocated in Imbens and Lemieux 2008. - RDD local non-parametric estimation:
`rdd_reg_np()`

. Can also include covariates, and allows different types of inference (fully non-parametric, or parametric approximation). - RDD generalised estimation: allows to use custom estimating functions to get the RDD coefficient. Could allow for example a probit RDD, or quantile regression.
- Post-Estimation tools:
- Various tools, to obtain predictions at given covariate values (
`rdd_pred()`

), or to convert to other classes, to lm (**as.lm()**), or to the package`np`

(`as.npreg()`

). - Function to do inference with clustered data:
`clusterInf()`

either using a cluster covariance matrix (**vcovCluster()**) or by a degrees of freedom correction (as in Cameron et al. 2008). - Regression sensitivity analysis:
- Plot the sensitivity of the coefficient with respect to the bandwith:
`plotSensi()`

*Placebo plot*using different cutpoints:`plotPlacebo()`

- Design sensitivity analysis:
- McCrary test of manipulation of the forcing variable: wrapper
`dens_test()`

to the function`DCdensity()`

from package`rdd`

. - Test of equal means of covariates:
`covarTest_mean()`

- Test of equal density of covariates:
`covarTest_dens()`

- Datasets
- Contains the seminal dataset of Lee 2008:
`house`

Contains functions to replicate the Monte-Carlo simulations of Imbens and Kalyanaraman 2012:

`gen_mc_ik()`