distMS {adiv}R Documentation

Marczewski-Steinhaus Coefficient

Description

The function calculates the Marczewski-Steinhaus coefficient of dissimilarity between pairs of entities (e.g. communities)

Usage

distMS(comm, diag = FALSE, upper = FALSE)

Arguments

comm

a data frame or a matrix of nonnegative values (e.g. abundance of species (columns) within communities (rows) to obtain dissimilarities between communities).

diag

a logical value indicating whether the diagonal of the distance matrix should be printed by function print.dist.

upper

a logical value indicating whether the upper triangle of the distance matrix should be printed by function print.dist.

Value

an object of class dist

Note

This function is a modification of function dist.quant from library ade4 where other dissimilarity coefficients can be found.

Author(s)

Sandrine Pavoine sandrine.pavoine@mnhn.fr

References

Orloci, L. (1978) Multivariate Analysis in Vegetation Research. The Hague: Junk.

Legendre, P. and Legendre, L. (1998) Numerical Ecology. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Ricotta, C., de Bello, F., Moretti, M., Caccianiga, M., Cerabolini, B.E., Pavoine, S. (2016). Measuring the functional redundancy of biological communities: a quantitative guide. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7, 1386–1395.

Examples

data(birdData)
distMS(birdData$fau)

[Package adiv version 2.1.1 Index]