Chapter 1 Preface


1.1 Rationale and Organization

  • See here for an overview of my AI/FROC research websites.
  • All references in this book to RJafroc refer to the R package with that name (case sensitive) (Dev Chakraborty and Zhai 2022).

1.2 Getting help on the software

  • If you have installed RJafroc from GitHub:
    • Type ?RJafroc-package (RStudio will auto complete …) followed by Enter.
    • Scroll down and click on Index
  • Regardless of where you installed from you can use the RJafroc website to access help.
    • Look under the Reference tab.
    • For example, for help on the function PlotEmpiricalOperatingCharacteristics look here

1.3 Acknowledgements


1.3.1 Persons who have stimulated my thinking:

Harold Kundel, MD

Claudia Mello-Thoms, PhD

Dr. Xuetong Zhai (contributed significantly to the significance testing sections and other chapters of my book).

1.4 Contributors to the software

Dr. Xuetong Zhai (he developed the first version of RJafroc)

Dr. Peter Phillips

Online Latex Editor at this website. I found this very useful in learning and using Latex to write math equations.

1.5 Dataset contributors


1.6 Accessing files and code

You would not normally need to access the files used to create the book. But if you are adventurous, …

To access files/code one needs to fork the GitHub repository. This will create, on your computer, a copy of all files used to create this document. To compile the files try Build Book and select gitbook. You will probably get errors corresponding to missing packages that are not loaded on your machine. All required packages are listed in the DESCRIPTION file. Install those packages and try again …


Chakraborty, Dev, and Xuetong Zhai. 2022. RJafroc: Artificial Intelligence Systems and Observer Performance.