Probabilistic Sex Estimate using Logistic Regression, Based on VISual Traits of the Human Os Coxae

An R-Shiny application implementing a method of sexing the human os coxae based on logistic regressions and Bruzek's nonmetric traits .

Install prerequisites

  1. Install devtools by typing the following command line into the R console:

  2. Install build environment

    • Windows: Install latest version of Rtools. During the installation process, make sure to select "Edit the system path".
    • OSX: Install XCODE

Installing PELVIS

Run the following commands in R:


Installation of the R package PEVIS from CRAN

The latest stable version of PELVIS is also available on CRAN, and can be installed by typing the following command line into the R console :

install.packages("PELVIS", dep=TRUE)

Running PELVIS

To start the graphical interface, run the following commands into the R console:


For most devices, it will be advisable to decrease the zoom level in your web browser.


The users of PELVIS who are willing to cite the package in a scientific article can find citation information by typing:


into the R console, after installing the package.


PELVIS 1.2.1 (Release date: 2019-05-13)

Minor changes

  • Updated documentation files

PELVIS 1.2.0 (Release date: 2019-04-23)


  • A second dataset has been included in the package (CTscanDataBruzek)

UI changes

  • Added banner/logo
  • Added icons in UI buttons

Other changes

  • Improved comments in all R functions
  • Updated documentation
  • Change of LICENSE (GPL3 -> CeCILL 2.1)

PELVIS 1.1.0 (Release date: 2019-03-11)

Major changes

  • Updated learning dataset (now includes 592 ossa coxae all belonging to distinct individuals)

Minor improvements

  • Improved readability of the results displayed in dataTables

PELVIS 1.0.5 (Release date: 2018-10-30)

  • First release on Gitlab

Minor improvements

  • Replacement of tables by dataTables (from R package 'DT') in the user interface.

PELVIS 1.0.4 (Release date: 2018-08-05)

First release (on CRAN only).

Reference manual

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2.0.2 by Frédéric Santos, 8 months ago

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Authors: Frédéric Santos [aut, cre] , Élodie Bernardeau [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

CeCILL-2 | file LICENSE license

Imports DT, MASS, shiny

Suggests covr, testthat

See at CRAN