Paper published: mlr - Machine Learning in R

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Announcing the publication of the mlr paper.

We are happy to announce that we can finally answer the question on how to cite mlr properly in publications.

Our paper on mlr has been published in the open-access Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR) and can be downloaded on the journal home page.

The paper gives a brief overview of the features of mlr and also includes a comparison with similar toolkits. For an in-depth understanding we still recommend our excellent online mlr tutorial which is now also available as a PDF on or as zipped HTML files for offline reading.

Once mlr 2.10 hits CRAN you can retrieve the citation information from within R:


 Bischl B, Lang M, Kotthoff L, Schiffner J, Richter J, Studerus
 E, Casalicchio G, Jones Z (2016). "mlr: Machine Learning in
 R." _Journal of Machine Learning Research_, *17*(170), 1-5.
 Lang M, Kotthaus H, Marwedel P, Weihs C, Rahnenfuehrer J,
 Bischl B (2014). "Automatic model selection for
 high-dimensional survival analysis." _Journal of Statistical
 Computation and Simulation_, *85*(1), 62-76.
 Bischl B, Kuehn T, Szepannek G (2016). "On Class Imbalance
 Correction for Classification Algorithms in Credit Scoring."
 In _Operations Research Proceedings 2014_, 37-43. Springer.
 Bischl B, Richter J, Bossek J, Horn D, Thomas J, Lang M
 (2017). "mlrMBO: A Modular Framework for Model-Based
 Optimization of Expensive Black-Box Functions." _arXiv
 preprint arXiv:1703.03373_.
 Probst P, Au Q, Casalicchio G, Stachl C, Bischl B (2017).
 "Multilabel Classification with R Package mlr." _arXiv
 preprint arXiv:1703.08991_.
 Casalicchio G, Bossek J, Lang M, Kirchhoff D, Kerschke P,
 Hofner B, Seibold H, Vanschoren J, Bischl B (2017). "OpenML:
 An R package to connect to the machine learning platform
 OpenML." _Computational Statistics_, 1-15.
 To see these entries in BibTeX format, use 'print(<citation>,
 bibtex=TRUE)', 'toBibtex(.)', or set


For attribution, please cite this work as

Richter (2016, Oct. 20). mlr-org: Paper published: mlr - Machine Learning in R. Retrieved from

BibTeX citation

  author = {Richter, Jakob},
  title = {mlr-org: Paper published: mlr - Machine Learning in R},
  url = {},
  year = {2016}