Research 2017-08-18T04:09:51+00:00

Refereed journal articles

  1. Tarr G, Müller S and Welsh AH (2017). mplot: An R package for graphical model stability and variable selection procedures. Journal of Statistical Software.
  2. Konarska M, Kuchida K, Tarr G and Polkinghorne RJ, (2017). Relationships between marbling across principal muscles. Meat Science, 123, 67-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2016.09.005
  3. Tarr G, Müller S and Weber NC, (2016). Robust estimation of precision matrices under cellwise contamination. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 93, 404-420. DOI: 10.1016/j.csda.2015.02.005
  4. Tarr G, Weber NC and Müller S, (2015). The difference of symmetric quantiles under long range dependence. Statistics & Probability Letters, 98, 144-150. DOI: 10.1016/j.spl.2014.12.022
  5. Dancer D, Morrison K and Tarr G, (2015). Measuring the effects of peer learning on students’ academic achievement in first year business statistics. Studies in Higher Education, 40(10), 1808-1828. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2014.916671 
  6. Tarr G, Müller S and Weber NC, (2012). A robust scale estimator based on pairwise means. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 24(1), 187-199. DOI: 10.1080/10485252.2011.621424 
  7. Tarr G, (2012). Small sample performance of quantile regression confidence intervals. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 82(1), 81-94. DOI: 10.1080/00949655.2010.527844

Articles in preparation

  1. Tarr G, Müller S and Welsh AH. Bootstrap model selection for linear mixed models.
  2. Murray K, Tarr G and Hodkiewicz M, Statistical model selection in engineering applications.
  3. Konarska M, Tarr G and Polkinghorne RJ, The value of traditional and image analysis marbling measures in the prediction of consumer eating satisfaction.
  4. Tarr G and Polkinghorne RJ, The effect of packaging on eating quality.
  5. Tarr G and Polkinghorne RJ, Relationship between meat colour and consumer purchasing behaviour.
  6. Muir M, Drury H, Morison K, Tarr G and White F. Student Diversity: What do staff know about their students and how does it affect their teaching?

Software packages

  1. Tarr G, Müller S and Welsh AH, (2015). mplot: Graphical model stability and model selection procedures. R package.  
  2. Tarr G, (2016). StatStar: An interactive statistics education portal. Shiny web application.
  3. Tarr G and Patrick E, (2015). edgebundleR: Circle plot with bundled edges. R package.  
  4. Tarr G, (2015). pairsD3: D3 scatterplot matrices. R package.  
  5. Tarr G, (2015). Robust precision matrix estimation. Shiny web application.
  6. Martoglio E (2016). rpivotTable: Build Powerful Pivot Tables and Dynamically Slice & Dice your Data. R package (Tarr G, contributor).


  1. Tarr G, (2014). Quantile Based Estimation of Scale and Dependence. PhD Thesis. University of Sydney, Australia.
  2. Tarr G, (2009). Quantile Regression Confidence Intervals: Theoretical Exposition and Empirical Findings. Honours Thesis. University of Sydney, Australia.

Other articles

  1. Tarr G, (2017). Model selection in R.  Biometric Bulletin, International Biometric Society, 34(1).
  2. Tarr G, (2017). Interactive Data Analysis in R.  International Biometric Society Australasian Region Newsletter, 19.
  3. Tarr G, (2016). Getting data into R.  Biometric Bulletin, International Biometric Society, 33(3).
  4. Tarr G, (2016). Parallel computation in R.  Biometric Bulletin, International Biometric Society, 33(2).
  5. PethickThompson, Polkinghorne, Bonny, Tarr, Treford, Sinclair, Frette, Wierzbicki, Crowley, Gardner, Allen, Nishimura, McGilchrist, Farmer, Meng, Scollan, Duhem and Hocquette, (2015). Prédiction de la qualité de la viande de ruminants (Prediction of the meat quality of ruminants).  Viandes et produits Carnés (Meat and meat products), November 2015.
  6. Tarr G, (2015). Quantile Based Estimation of Scale and Dependence. Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society, 92(1), 173-175. DOI: 10.1017/S0004972715000283
  7. Tarr G and Müller S (2015). Much more than U-statistics: A symposium to celebrate Neville C. Weber. SSAI Newsletter, June 2015.
  8. Tarr G, Morrison K, Clarkeburn H, Kiemer K, and Seltsikas P, (2010). Using student demographic data for more effective learning and teaching. Teaching @ Sydney, August 2012, Issue 14.

Conference proceedings

  1. Hendry GD, Tarr G and Morrison K, (2015). The benefits of peer review versus peer observation: Facilitators’ experiences in a peer assisted study program. Paper presented at 2015 International Business & Education Conferences, June 7-11, London, UK.


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