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R Package lefko3
Lefko3 is an R package designed to produce historical and ahsitorical matrix projection models (MPMs), where historical MPMs are large matrices that incorporate 3 consecutive time steps in each matrix. These matrices allow the history of the individual to be more completely modeled within population dynamics models, which is important given that MPMs typically assume no influence of differences in individual history on population dynamics. The package is currently available for download through CRAN, with documentation available here.
Current version: 3.0.0 (available from 21 October 2020).
Next version: 3.1.0 (expected late November 2020).
Currently on the drawing board: Inclusion of deVries and Caswell (2018) hMPM format. New expansions to function modelsearch() allowing for the zero-inflated Poisson distribution in size and fecundity models, and lme4-encoding of negative binomial distribution. Environmental and individual covariates to be included within modelsearch().
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