Table 1 

Features of the R packages for ROC anaylsis 

Package name 
ROCR 
Verification 
ROC (Bioconductor) 
pcvsuite 
pROC 


Smoothing 
No 
Yes 
No 
Yes 
Yes 


Partial AUC 
Only SP^{1} 
No 
Only SP^{1} 
Only SP 
SP and SE 


Confidence intervals 
Partial^{2} 
Partial^{3} 
No 
Partial^{4} 
Yes 


Plotting Confidence Intervals 
Yes 
Yes 
No 
Yes 
Yes 


Statistical tests 
No 
AUC (one sample) 
No 
AUC, pAUC, SP 
AUC, pAUC, SP, SE, ROC 


Available on CRAN 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 



^{1}Partial AUC only between 100% and a specified cutoff of specificity ^{2}Bootstrapped ROC curves must be computed by the user ^{3}Only threshold averaging ^{4}Only at a given specificity or inverse ROC 

Robin et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2011 12:77 doi:10.1186/147121051277 