dsims 0.1.0
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Introducing the new Distance Sampling Simulation package!
dsims is our latest simulation package which interfaces with dssd so designs can be generated within R, thus making the simulation process a lot easier! Dsims also makes use of ggplot to produce cleaner looking graphics.
Region and Design
* dsims can make use of the region creation and all the designs currently in dssd.
Density
* dsims can generate density objects from constant values for each strata, from fitted mgcv gam objects with x and y as explantory covariates and from formulas of x and y.
* Density grids are stored as sf polygons with their associated x, y central coordinates and density value
Population Description
* Populations can either be created with fixed population sizes or based on the densities in the density grid.
* Both discrete and continuous individual level covariates can be included in the population
Detectablity
* The detectability of the population can be described by either half normal, hazard rate or uniform detection shapes. Parameters can vary by stratum
* Covariate parameters can be included to modify the scale parameter for each individual based on their covariate values.
Analyses
* A number of detection function analyses can be incorporated in a simulation and the model with the lowest criterion (AIC / AICc / BIC) will be selected.
* Defining analyses is based on the arguments which are passed to our Distance R library.
Simulations
* Simulations can be run in serial or parallel and their progress is output.
* The function run.survey can be used to create a single instance of a survey and check the simulation setup.