Fit, plot and compare several (extreme value) distributions. Can also compute (truncated) distribution quantile estimates and draw a plot with return periods on a linear scale.

See the Vignette for an introduction to the package.


CRAN_Status_Badge downloads Rdoc “extremeStat dependencies”

Install / load the package and browse through the examples:


# update to the current development version, incl. vignette:
if(!requireNamespace("remotes", quitly=TRUE)) install.packages("remotes")
remotes::install_github("brry/extremeStat", build_vignettes=TRUE)


If direct installation from CRAN doesn’t work, your R version might be too old. In that case, an update is really recommendable: If you can’t update R, try installing from source (github) as mentioned above. If that’s not possible either, here’s a manual workaround: click on Clone or Download - Download ZIP (topright, link), unzip the file to some place, then

dd <- dir("extremeStat-master/R", full=T)
dummy <- sapply(dd, source)

This creates all R functions as objects in your globalenv workspace (and overwrites existing objects of the same name!).