smovie: Some Movies to Illustrate Concepts in Statistics

Provides movies to help students to understand statistical concepts. The 'rpanel' package <> is used to create interactive plots that move to illustrate key statistical ideas and methods. There are movies to: visualise probability distributions (including user-supplied ones); illustrate sampling distributions of the sample mean (central limit theorem), the median, the sample maximum (extremal types theorem) and (the Fisher transformation of the) product moment correlation coefficient; examine the influence of an individual observation in simple linear regression; illustrate key concepts in statistical hypothesis testing. Also provided are dpqr functions for the distribution of the Fisher transformation of the correlation coefficient under sampling from a bivariate normal distribution.

Version: 1.1.6
Depends: R (≥ 3.3.0), rpanel (≥ 1.1-3)
Imports: graphics, stats
Suggests: knitr, numDeriv, revdbayes (≥ 1.1.0), tkrplot, testthat, rmarkdown, SuppDists
Published: 2023-12-03
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.smovie
Author: Paul J. Northrop [aut, cre, cph]
Maintainer: Paul J. Northrop <p.northrop at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
In views: TeachingStatistics
CRAN checks: smovie results


Reference manual: smovie.pdf
Vignettes: An overview of smovie


Package source: smovie_1.1.6.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): smovie_1.1.6.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): smovie_1.1.6.tgz, r-release (x86_64): smovie_1.1.6.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): smovie_1.1.6.tgz
Old sources: smovie archive


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