SPADE is implemented in a freely available, open-source software R for statistical computing. Prior to installation of SPADE, it is required to install R. In addition, we also recommend to install RStudio. In the manual the installation of SPADE is described, starting with the installation of R and RStudio.
In the manual, the use of SPADE is introduced. The manual starts with the installation of SPADE, the required software R, and RStudio, a user interface for R with a text editor. The required input data for SPADE is described, together with a description of the generated output of SPADE. Then the different model options are described in more detail.
Download manual (version 2.1 March 2016)
R can be downloaded from the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN), choose the CRAN mirror closest to your location R can be downloaded for Windows. The following packages are necessary:
We recommend to install also Rstudio. (an integrated development environment for R). RStudio facilitates the use of R providing in one single program an integrated R console, a text editor for writing R code, a file manager, et cetera.
At the moment, SPADE is distributed as a zip-file, which you can save on your local disk. The current version of SPADE is "SPADE 3.1" (March 2016).
When a new version of SPADE will be available, this will be anounced by e-mail.