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Distance - an R package for distance sampling analysis

Rationale

The most feature-complete distance sampling analysis package (mrds) is not very user friendly. Distance provides a simple interface to the functionality of mrds. Distance is a wrapper around mrds, so eventually it is hoped that all of the features of mrds will be incorporated.

Paper

Miller DL, E Rexstad, L Thomas, L Marshall, JL Laake (2019). Distance Sampling in R. Journal of Statistical Software, 89(1), 1-28 open access

Problems?

For advice about distance sampling analyses and survey methodology in general, try the distance sampling e-mail list. If you think you've found a bug in Distance, you can report it on github.

The aim is for Distance to include most of the functionality of mrds. If there is a particular feature that you would like to see please log it as an Issue.

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