Pvalues

Announcing the tidypvals package

A few years ago I helped write a paper where we proposed scraping p-values from the medical literature to try to estimate the science-wise false discovery rate. The paper generated a ton of interesting discussion and inspired other groups to start collecting p-values from the literature. As I’ve mentioned before the p-value is the most popular statistic ever invented so there are a lot of published p-values out there. The tidypvals package is an effort to find previous collections of published p-values, synthesize them, and tidy them into one analyzable data set.