Scholary papers describing the methodology

The coin package implements permutation tests that fit into the very general framework of linear statistics described by Strasser and Weber (1999). An introduction to the topic is given by Hothorn, Hornik, van de Wiel, and Zeileis (2006). The design and implementation of the package is discussed in Hothorn, Hornik, van de Wiel, and Zeileis (2008).

References

[1] H. Strasser and C. Weber. “On the Asymptotic Theory of Permutation Statistics”. In: Mathematical Methods of Statistics 8 (1999), pp. 220-250.

[2] T. Hothorn, K. Hornik, M. A. van de Wiel, et al. “A Lego System for Conditional Inference”. In: The American Statistician 60.3 (2006), pp. 257–263. DOI: 10.1198/000313006X118430.

[3] T. Hothorn, K. Hornik, M. A. van de Wiel, et al. “Implementing a Class of Permutation Tests: The coin Package”. In: Journal of Statistical Software 28.8 (2008), pp. 1–23. URL: http://www.jstatsoft.org/v28/i08/.