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Gilbert Ritschard     


Address and personal information

Gilbert Ritschard
Gilbert Ritschard, Professor Emeritus (Professeur honoraire)
NCCR LIVES and Institute of Demography and Socioeconomics (IDESO)
Centre Acacias 4, rte des Acacias 54
CH-1227 Carouge, Switzerland

direct +41 22 37 93767, secretariat +41 22 37 93790, fax +41 22 37 93787
e-mail: Gilbert.Ritschard [at] unige.ch

Research projects

Some Recent Publications

Look also at the Open Archive of the University of Geneva

... and a few older ones


Data Sources and Other Useful Links

TeX stuff

MikTeX project page, MikTeX Forum on SourceForge
CTAN (Comprehensive TeX Archive Network) home page
The TeX Catalogue

My personal packages

Text Editors:

WinEdt main page, WinEdt community WinEdt.org.
My WinEdt macros can be found here :
R-Sweave: WinEdt support (macros, menu, toolbar buttons, highlighting, ...) for R and Sweave. Easy to install through an install macro.
PDFnup: WinEdt nup macro for organizing multiple pdf pages in r x c form by page.

BibTeX Reference Manager:
BibTexMng (latexsoft.com)


Laboratoire ERIC, Université Lyon 2

Revue des nouvelles technologies de l'information (RNTI)

Revue Modulad

Springer Verlag

Editions Hermann, Paris

Hermes Science Publications

KDnuggets: All about Data Mining, Knowledge Discovery, Genomic Mining, Web Mining

R, The R-Project for Statistical Computing. R is a the free open-source statistical environment. 
CRAN Comprehensive R Archive Network.

The ACE Data Mining System (Blockeel et al.)

WEKA Data mining interface (in Java).

RapidMiner open-source stand-alone data-mining system (formerly YALE).

CHIC Classification Hiérarchique Implicative et Cohésitive.

Association EGC (Extraction et Gestion des Connaissances)

To create or extract compressed files (.zip), use the free 7-zip or commercial products such as WinZip, PKZip, PowerZip, SimplyZip
To read (and/or print) postscript files, use ghostscript and gsview
To read (and/or print) pdf files, use Sumatra PDF
Free ftp softwares: FileZilla , BlueZone Secure ftp

Other utilities can be found on Switch

AMOS (SmallWaters)

My own pieces of softwares

TraMineR, a R toolbox for exploring sequence data.

StatGR.xla v3.2,
Add-In for Excel: Freq tables, Histogram, Boxplot, QQ-plot, Correlogram and more.
Zip file StatGR.zip includes Help file.

para.exe, v.1.0 beta 2.5
Computes partial associations and their asymptotic variances.
Para1ins.exe self-extracting zip file (807KB)

oca.exe, v.3.1 beta
Optimal Crosstable Aggregation: Maximizes the Association by Grouping Rows and Columns of a Crosstable.
Oca.zip zip file (~450KB)
First install Oca_ins.exe self-extracting zip file (~920KB) of version 2 with setup program, then replace oca.exe with the new version.


Last modified: January 1, 2012. GR