Group Animal Relocation Data by Spatial and Temporal Relationship

Detects spatial and temporal groups in GPS relocations. It can be used to convert GPS relocations to gambit-of-the-group format to build proximity-based social networks. In addition, the randomizations function provides data-stream randomization methods suitable for GPS data.


v 0.1.8

  • update FAQ and Introduction to spatsoc vignettes adding entries for edge list generating functions.
  • added edge list generating function edge_nn (PR 11)
  • added edge list generating function edge_dist (PR 11)

v 0.1.7 (2019-03-26)

  • fix inconsistent blocks across years (PR 10)
  • update FAQ: remove old randomizations notes, clarify group_times block

v 0.1.6 (2019-01-10)

  • fix bug 'group_times misses nearest hour with mins threshold' (#5 and PR 6)

v 0.1.5 (2018-12-04)

  • update issue labels and contributing
  • change over issue board location from GitLab to rOpenSci repository on GitHub
  • added preprint CITATION
  • added "https://" to pkgdown URL (PR 1)

v 0.1.4 (2018-10-26)

v 0.1.3

  • added get_gbi to generate group by individual matrices for better integrating spatsoc in social network analysis workflows (!2)

v 0.1.2

  • major change to randomizations: when iterations = 1, randomizations no longer returns the DT with appended columns. Regardless of the value of iterations, randomizations always returns observed rows followed by randomized rows in a long data.table (!1).

v 0.1.1 (2018-09-17)

  • improvements to package, function documentation
  • FAQ vignette added
  • fixed build_lines ordering bug to ensure rows are ordered by date time when building lines
  • added and
  • Using spatsoc in social network analysis vignette added

v 0.1.0 (2018-07-20)

Initial release

  • temporal grouping function: group_times
  • spatial grouping functions: group_pts, group_lines, group_polys
  • data-stream randomization function: randomizations
  • spatial build functions: build_lines, build_polys

Reference manual

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0.1.9 by Alec L. Robitaille, 9 months ago,

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Authors: Alec L. Robitaille [aut, cre] , Quinn Webber [aut] , Eric Vander Wal [aut]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: Handling and Analyzing Spatio-Temporal Data, Processing and Analysis of Tracking Data

GPL-3 | file LICENSE license

Imports data.table, sp, rgeos, adehabitatHR, igraph, methods

Suggests testthat, knitr, rmarkdown, asnipe

System requirements: GEOS (>= 3.2.0)

See at CRAN