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Changes to FSA — Size Structure

September 16, 2014
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Changes to FSA — Size Structure

I have added a (very rough) first draft to the Size Structure chapter of the forthcoming Introductory Fisheries Science with R book on the book’s fishR webpage.  Accompanying this chapter are major changes to all of the proportional size distribution … Continue reading →

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Age-Length Keys in FSA

August 30, 2014
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Age-Length Keys in FSA

I have updated the age-length key related functions in FSA and the age-length key vignette.  The details are below.   Let me know if you have questions or suggestions. FSA Changes All code that used ageKey(), ageKeyPrep(), and ageKeyPlot() should … Continue reading →

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Changes to FSA — Estimating Abundance

August 17, 2014
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Changes to FSA — Estimating Abundance

I mentioned previously, that I have been updating the Mark-Recapture vignettes.  That has morphed into a document that is an update of the Mark-Recapture Closed and Open vignettes and the depletion/removal vignettes and associated FSA functions.  Some of the changes … Continue reading →

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“Vignettes” Update

July 14, 2014
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“Vignettes” Update

As a follow-up to my post about major changes to FSA and that some of the “old” vignettes are now out-of-date, here is a brief summary of new material in the draft book chapters (linked to below) that replaced the … Continue reading →

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Modified lencat() — Increased Flexibility with dplyr

April 21, 2014
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Modified lencat() — Increased Flexibility with dplyr

One of the first functions in the FSA package was lencat(), which served me well over the years. However, I have been bothered by the use of a formula and data= to identify a single column to be “transformed” and … Continue reading →

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dplyr Example #1

April 17, 2014
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dplyr Example #1

Hadley Wickam released the dplyr package in January 2014. Since then I have been itching to give it a try as it has been suggested to speed up some data manipulations and, more important to me, provide a singular framework … Continue reading →

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Visualizing Age-Length Keys — More

April 15, 2014
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Visualizing Age-Length Keys — More

I recently posted on the addition of ageKeyPlot() to the FSA package for visualizing age-length keys. Since that post, I have added one more type of plot as illustrated below. This post should be considered as an extension of the … Continue reading →

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Visualizing Age-Length Keys

April 12, 2014
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Visualizing Age-Length Keys

Lately, I have been interested in methods related to age-length keys. One aspect of this interest has been in visualizing age-length keys. I had seen various visualizations in publications and wanted to be able to reproduce those relatively efficiently. To … Continue reading →

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Videos of Simple Fisheries Analyses in R (for Teaching) I

January 11, 2014
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Videos of Simple Fisheries Analyses in R (for Teaching) I

I am teaching my Fisheries Science and Management course at Northland College this semester.  The science portion of the course is a fairly traditional treatment of population dynamic parameter estimation methods (using R with the FSA package, of course).  This semester … Continue reading →

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Age Precision and Bias — Changes to FSA

December 12, 2013
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Age Precision and Bias — Changes to FSA

Last week I taught part of a workshop for the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society on “Analyzing Age Data in R” (materials are here). I like doing these workshops because they give me ideas for improving the FSA … Continue reading →

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