Articles by Bruno Silva

R as GIS for ecologists

April 13, 2019 | Bruno Silva

Working with spatial data is a key feature in ecological research. Using R to handle this type of data has the great advantage of keeping both variable extraction and modelling in the same environment, instead of recurring to external GIS softwares to compute some variables and then turning to R ...
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Random sampling of files

April 2, 2019 | Bruno Silva

A great part of my job as a bat ecologist is to classify bat species from their echolocation calls. I regularly use automatic recording devices that generate thousands of recordings per location. Dealing with this huge amount of information is not an easy task as you can imagine. In the ... [Read more...]

Writing clean and readable R code the easy way

March 24, 2019 | Bruno Silva

Writing R code, specially for non-programmers like myself, can be a daunting task. You start really motivated, trying to follow some naming convention, formatting your code lines in the most readable way, keeping your lines in a manageable size but when the code lines start to increase and coding problems ... [Read more...]

lconnect connectivity metrics

March 21, 2019 | Bruno Silva

In our package lconnect we use the Integral Index of connectivity to obtain patch importance, but several other metrics are currently available. A description of each of this metrics can be found below. For more information about each metric please see the references provided. At the end of the post ... [Read more...]

Multiplot with ggplot

September 21, 2018 | Bruno Silva

ggplot is a wonderful package to make beautiful plots in R. For those who still just use standard R plots I really suggest you give a look at ggplot. The ggplot syntax may look a bit strange in the beginning but there are really good tutorials out there to help ...
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