DivCoefMax {DescTools} | R Documentation |

For a given dissimilarity matrix, this function calculates the maximal value of Rao's diversity coefficient over all frequency distribution. It uses an optimization technique based on Rosen's projection gradient algorithm and is verified using the Kuhn-Tucker conditions.

```
DivCoefMax(dis, epsilon, comment)
```

`dis` |
an object of class |

`epsilon` |
a tolerance threshold : a frequency is non null if it is higher than epsilon. |

`comment` |
a logical value indicating whether or not comments on the optimization technique should be printed. |

Returns a list

`value` |
the maximal value of Rao's diversity coefficient. |

`vectors` |
a data frame containing four frequency
distributions : sim is a simple distribution which is equal
to |

Stéphane Champely <Stephane.Champely@univ-lyon1.fr>

Sandrine Pavoine <pavoine@biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr>

Rao, C.R. (1982) Diversity and dissimilarity coefficients:
a unified approach. *Theoretical Population Biology*,
**21**, 24–43.

Gini, C. (1912) Variabilita e mutabilita.
*Universite di Cagliari III*, Parte II.

Simpson, E.H. (1949) Measurement of diversity.
*Nature*, **163**, 688.

Champely, S. and Chessel, D. (2002) Measuring biological diversity
using Euclidean metrics. *Environmental and Ecological Statistics*,
**9**, 167–177.

Pavoine, S., Ollier, S. and Pontier, D. (2005)
Measuring diversity from dissimilarities with Rao's quadratic entropy:
are any dissimilarities suitable? *Theoretical Population Biology*,
**67**, 231–239.

```
## Not run:
par.safe <- par()$mar
data(elec88)
par(mar = c(0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1))
# Departments of France.
area.plot(elec88$area)
# Dissimilarity matrix.
d0 <- dist(elec88$xy)
# Frequency distribution maximizing spatial diversity in France
# according to Rao's quadratic entropy.
France.m <- DivCoefMax(d0)
w0 <- France.m$vectors$num
v0 <- France.m$value
(1:94) [w0 > 0]
# Smallest circle including all the 94 departments.
# The squared radius of that circle is the maximal value of the
# spatial diversity.
w1 = elec88$xy[c(6, 28, 66), ]
w.c = apply(w1 * w0[c(6, 28, 66)], 2, sum)
symbols(w.c[1], w.c[2], circles = sqrt(v0), inc = FALSE, add = TRUE)
s.value(elec88$xy, w0, add.plot = TRUE)
par(mar = par.safe)
# Maximisation of Rao's diversity coefficient
# with ultrametric dissimilarities.
data(microsatt)
mic.genet <- count2genet(microsatt$tab)
mic.dist <- dist.genet(mic.genet, 1)
mic.phylog <- hclust2phylog(hclust(mic.dist))
plot.phylog(mic.phylog)
mic.maxpond <- DivCoefMax(mic.phylog$Wdist)$vectors$num
dotchart.phylog(mic.phylog, mic.maxpond)
## End(Not run)
```

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