Rdistance: Analyses for Distance-Sampling and Abundance Estimation

Distance-sampling is a popular method for abundance estimation in ecology. This package contains functions and associated routines to analyze distance-sampling data collected on point or line transects. It accommodates line and point transect analyses in one routine that accepts a regression-like formula object. Abundance routines perform automated bootstrapping and automated detection-function selection. Overall (study area) and site-level (transect or point) abundance estimates are available. A large suite of classical, parametric detection functions are included. Some uncommon (e.g., Gamma, negative exponential) detection functions are also included and users can define their own custom detection functions if needed. One form of non-parametric smoothed distance function is included. The help files and vignettes have been vetted by multiple authors and tested in multiple workshop settings.

Version: 2.1.2
Imports: graphics, stats, utils
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown
Published: 2018-08-23
Author: Trent McDonald [cre, aut], Jason Carlisle [aut], Aidan McDonald [aut] (point transect methods), Ryan Nielson [ctb] (smoothed likelihood), Ben Augustine [ctb] (maximization method), James Griswald [ctb] (maximization method), Patrick McKann [ctb] (maximization method), Lacey Jeroue [ctb] (vignettes), Hoffman Abigail [ctb] (vignettes), Kleinsausser Michael [ctb] (vignettes), Joel Reynolds [ctb] (Gamma likelihood), Pham Quang [ctb] (Gamma likelihood), Earl Becker [ctb] (Gamma likelihood), Aaron Christ [ctb] (Gamma likelihood), Brook Russelland [ctb] (Gamma likelihood)
Maintainer: Trent McDonald <tmcdonald at west-inc.com>
BugReports: https://github.com/tmcd82070/Rdistance/issues
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GNU General Public License]
URL: https://github.com/tmcd82070/Rdistance/wiki
NeedsCompilation: no
CRAN checks: Rdistance results


Reference manual: Rdistance.pdf
Vignettes: Rdistance: Beginner Line Transect Tutorial
Rdistance: Beginner Point Transect Tutorial
Rdistance: Custom Detection Function Tutorial
Package source: Rdistance_2.1.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel: Rdistance_2.1.2.zip, r-release: Rdistance_2.1.2.zip, r-oldrel: Rdistance_2.1.2.zip
OS X binaries: r-release: Rdistance_2.1.2.tgz, r-oldrel: Rdistance_2.1.2.tgz
Old sources: Rdistance archive


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