Comprehensive Automatized Evaluation of Distribution Models for Count Data

A large number of measurements generate count data. This is a statistical data type that only assumes non-negative integer values and is generated by counting. Typically, counting data can be found in biomedical applications, such as the analysis of DNA double-strand breaks. The number of DNA double-strand breaks can be counted in individual cells using various bioanalytical methods. For diagnostic applications, it is relevant to record the distribution of the number data in order to determine their biomedical significance (Roediger, S. et al., 2018. Journal of Laboratory and Precision Medicine. ). The software offers functions for a comprehensive automated evaluation of distribution models of count data. In addition to programmatic interaction, a graphical user interface (web server) is included, which enables fast and interactive data-scientific analyses. The user is supported in selecting the most suitable counting distribution for his own data set.

Build Status

countfitteR is a web server based on shiny technology for selecting the most appropriate count distribution to the dataset supplied by an user.


countfitteR is net yet available on CRAN. However, you can install the latest development version of the code using the following code:


Run countfitteR

To run countfitteR type the following command into an R console.

require(shiny); countfitteR::countfitteR_gui()

How to cite

Jarosław Chilimoniuk, Stefan Rödiger, Michał Burdukiewicz (2018) countfitteR: a web server for the analysis of count data.

    author = {Chilimoniuk, Jaros\l{}aw and R\"odiger, Stefan and Burdukiewicz, Micha\l{}},
    month = may,
    note = R package,
    title = {{countfitteR}: a web server for the analysis of count data},
    url = {},
    urldate = {2018-07-11},
    year = {2018}


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1.4 by Jaroslaw Chilimoniuk, a year ago

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Authors: Jaroslaw Chilimoniuk [cre, ctb] , Alicja Gosiewska [ctb] , Jadwiga Słowik [ctb] , Michal Burdukiewicz [aut] , Stefan Roediger [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports ggplot2, MASS, shiny, stats, pscl, tools, utils

Suggests dplyr, DT, gridExtra, knitr, pander, reshape2, rmarkdown, shinythemes, shinycssloaders, shinyWidgets, spelling, testthat

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