TraMineR: a toolbox for exploring sequence data

TraMineR is a R-package for mining, describing and visualizing sequences of states or events, and more generally discrete sequence data. Its primary aim is the analysis of biographical longitudinal data in the social sciences, such as data describing careers or family trajectories. However, most of its features also apply to many other kinds of categorical sequence data. They include: Click here for a short preview of what TraMineR can do for you!

What does TraMineR stand for?

It is a contraction of Life Trajectory Miner for R (and was inspired by the authors' taste for Gewürztraminer wine).

Who is developing TraMineR?

TraMineR is developed at the Institute of Demography and Socioeconomics (IDESO), University of Geneva, Switzerland under the responsibility of the TraMineR Scientific Committee. The development started in the project Mining event histories funded by the Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research under grants FN-116416 and FN-122230 and currently continues within the individual project IP 214 of the NCCR LIVES - overcoming vulnerability: life course perspectives.

Scientific Committee

TraMineR benefited also from contributions of Reto Bürgin, Pierre-Alexandre Fonta and Nicolas S. Müller.

Other R packages from the TraMineR team

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