The simex Package

This pakage for R implements the simex procedure developed by Cook & Stefanski for dealing with measurement error models, as well as the mcsimex for misclassified data developed by Küchenhoff, Mwalili and Lesaffre.


It can be found on [CRAN] ( and installed with


The most current version can be installed via


simex NEWS:

Version 1.7:

(by Wolfgang Lederer)

Version 1.5:

(by Heidi Seibold & Wolfgang Lederer)

Version 1.4:

(by Ph. Grosjean


Küchenhoff, H., Mwalili, S. M. and Lesaffre, E. (2006) A general method for dealing with misclassification in regression: The Misclassification SIMEX. Biometrics, 62, 85 – 96

Küchenhoff, H., Lederer, W. and E. Lesaffre. (2006) Asymptotic Variance Estimation for the Misclassification SIMEX. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 51, 6197 – 6211

Lederer, W. and Küchenhoff, H. (2006) A short introduction to the SIMEX and MCSIMEX. R News, 6(4), 26–31

Cook, J.R. and Stefanski, L.A. (1994) Simulation-extrapolation estimation in parametric measurement error models. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 89, 1314 – 1328

Carroll, R.J., Küchenhoff, H., Lombard, F. and Stefanski L.A. (1996) Asymptotics for the SIMEX estimator in nonlinear measurement error models. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 91, 242 – 250

Carrol, R.J., Ruppert, D., Stefanski, L.A. and Crainiceanu, C. (2006). Measurement error in nonlinear models: A modern perspective., Second Edition. London: Chapman and Hall.