MinMaxMST {cati}R Documentation

Ratio of the shortest distance to the longest distance in a minimum spanning tree

Description

Ratio of the shortest distance to the longest distance in a minimum spanning tree.

Usage

	MinMaxMST(traits, gower.dist = TRUE, scale.tr = TRUE, method.dist = "euclidian")

Arguments

traits

Traits matrix (traits in column)

gower.dist

Calculate gower distance using the function gowdis from package FD.

scale.tr

Does traits need to be scale before multi-traits metric calculation? Only use when gower.dist = FALSE. Default is yes.

method.dist

Method to calculate the distance in case of multi-traits metric (function dist). Only use when gower.dist = FALSE. Default is euclidian.

Value

The value of the ratio of the shortest distance to the longest distance in a minimum spanning tree.

Author(s)

Aiba et al., 2013 modified by Adrien Taudiere

References

Stubbs, WJ., and Wilson, JB. 2004. Evidence for limiting similarity in a sand dune community. Journal of Ecology 92: 557-567. Aiba, M., Katabuchi, M., Takafumi, H., Matsuzaki, S.S., Sasaki, T. & Hiura, T. 2013. Robustness of trait distribution metrics for community assembly studies under the uncertainties of assembly processes. Ecology, 94, 2873-2885.

Examples



	data(finch.ind)
	
	MinMaxMST(traits.finch[1:10,])
	MinMaxMST(traits.finch[1:10,], gower.dist = FALSE)
	MinMaxMST(traits.finch[1:10,], gower.dist = FALSE, scale.tr = FALSE)



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