Familybias R-package

As described in: Bickel, B. 2013. Distributional biases in language families. In Balthasar Bickel, Lenore A. Grenoble, David A. Peterson & Alan Timberlake (eds.), Language typology and historical contingency, 415–444. Amsterdam: Benjamins. preprint

Installation Instructions


Download the R-package from GitHub


The easiest way to install the familybias package is to use the devtools package (available on CRAN)

  1. Install the devtools package: install.packages('devtools') (if not yet installed)
  2. Load the devtools package: library(devtools)
  3. Install the familybias package: install_github('familybias', 'UZH-IVS')

Using the familybias package

  1. To load the package, start R and type library(familybias)
  2. Type ?familybias for more information on how to use the package.