An R Package for Smith's Mean Measure of Divergence (MMD)

Offers a graphical user interface for the calculation of the mean measure of divergence, with facilities for trait selection and graphical representations .

Install prerequisites

  1. Install devtools by typing the following command line into the R console:


  2. Install build environment:

    • Windows: Install latest version of Rtools. During the installation process, make sure to select "Edit the system path".
    • OSX: Install XCODE

Install AnthropMMD

Run the following commands in R:


Run AnthropMMD

To start the graphical interface, run the following commands into the R console:


Installation of the R-package AnthropMMD from CRAN

The latest stable version of AnthropMMD is also available on CRAN, and can be installed by typing the following command line into the R console:

install.packages("AnthropMMD", dep=TRUE)

Citing AnthropMMD

The users of AnthropMMD that are willing to cite the package in a scientific article can find citation information by typing:


into the R console.


AnthropMMD 2.5.3 (Release date: 2019-03-18)

  • First release on GitLab
  • Added LICENSE, NEWS and README files
  • Change of GPL license (GPL3 instead of GPL2)
  • Updated DESCRIPTION file

Reference manual

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3.1.0 by Frédéric Santos, 2 years ago

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Authors: Frédéric Santos [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

CeCILL-2 | file LICENSE license

Imports plotrix, scatterplot3d, shiny, smacof

Suggests cluster, covr, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat

See at CRAN