Tools for Biometry and Applied Statistics in Agricultural Science

Tools designed to perform and work with cluster analysis (including Tocher's algorithm), discriminant analysis and path analysis (standard and under collinearity), as well as some useful miscellaneous tools for dealing with sample size and optimum plot size calculations. Mantel's permutation test can be found in this package. A new approach for calculating its power is implemented. biotools also contains the new tests for genetic covariance components. An approach for predicting spatial gene diversity is implemented.


            version 3.1
  • Documentation fixes
  • Side effect of fitplotsize() wiped out
  • New reference for package citation()

            version 3.0
  • Documentation fixes
  • new function: sHe(), for spatial analysis of gene diversity
  • new data sets: moco, brazil

            version 2.2
  • Documentation fixes
  • new function: gencovtest(), for testing genetic component of covariance
  • new data set: maize
  • S3 method for the class tocher
  • Output upgrade and new detailed print method for tocher()
  • coph.tocher() was replaced by a cophenetic method for objects of class "tocher"
  • S3 method for the class "singh"
  • The argument graph was dropped from singh(); a plot method is available
  • S3 method for the class "D2.disc"
  • Print method for D2.disc

            version 2.1
  • Documentation fixes
  • new functions: mantelTest(), mantelPower()
  • new graphical output for samplesize()
  • new algorithm (sequential) for tocher()

            version 2.0
  • Documentation fixes
  • S3 predict method for class 'D2.disc'
  • new output for tocher()
  • bug fixed in boxM()
  • new function: cov2pcov()

            version 1.2
  • Documentation fixes
  • S3 print method for classes: 'boxM', 'creategroups', 'pathanalysis', 'singh' and 'tocher'
  • New functions: multcor.test(), findSubsample() and D2.disc()

            version 1.1
  • Documentation fixes
  • New functions: raise.matrix() and samplesize()

            version 1.0
  • First version released on CRAN

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3.1 by Anderson Rodrigo da Silva, 2 years ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Anderson Rodrigo da Silva

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 2) license

Imports utils, stats, graphics, boot, grDevices, datasets

Depends on rpanel, tkrplot, MASS, lattice, SpatialEpi

Suggests soilphysics

Suggested by micompr.

See at CRAN