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Computing SE for PSD indices

December 9, 2016 | fishR Blog

A user of my Introductory Fisheries Analyses with R book recently asked me how to compute standard errors (SE) for the various PSD indices by using the usual equation for the SE of a proportion (square root of p times (1-p) divided by n). B... [Read more...]

Exploring the Half-Life Property of K

June 11, 2016 | fishR Blog

A colleague recently questioned whether the loge(2)/K, where K is the Brody growth coefficient in the typical parameterization of the von Bertalanffy growth function, represents the “amount of time it takes for a fish to grow from any length to a length halfway between the initial length and the ... [Read more...]

FSA v0.8.7 Released

May 7, 2016 | fishR Blog

A new minor version (0.8.7) of the FSA (Fisheries Stock Assessment) package was recently released and is now on CRAN. A full description of changes is here. Three major changes are described below. Removed the dynamicPlot=TRUE option fr... [Read more...]

Histograms by Just Defining Bin Width

March 10, 2016 | fishR Blog

The Problem – Binning for Length Frequency Histograms Fisheries scientists often make histograms of fish lengths. For example, the code below uses hist() (actually hist.formula()) from the FSA package to construct a histogram of total lengths for Chinook Salmon from Argentinian waters.
<span>hist</span><span>(</span><span>~</span><span>tl</span><span>,</span><span>data</span><span>=</span><span>ChinookArg</span><span>,</span><span>xlab</span><span>=</span><span>"Total Length (cm)"</span><span>)</span>
The default bins for these histograms are ... [Read more...]

FSA v0.8.5 Released

February 17, 2016 | fishR Blog

A new minor version (0.8.5) of the FSA (Fisheries Stock Assessment) package was recently released and is now on CRAN. A full description of changes is here. Major changes are: agePrecision(): Fixed bug related to computations of percent agreement when NA values were present. There was an inconsistency between when what="... [Read more...]

IFAR Preview in Google Books

December 22, 2015 | fishR Blog

A preview of the Introductory Fisheries Analyses with R book is available here on Google Books. The preview is only of the Table of Contents and Chapter 1. However, you can search within the book, though pages returned by the search are not... [Read more...]

R Workshop at SFS Meeting

November 23, 2015 | fishR Blog

I just noticed that there will be an Introduction to R workshop at the Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting in Sacramento on 20-May-20-16. Here is a link to the announcement. [Read more...]

Bioenergetics in R Workshop

November 15, 2015 | fishR Blog

It was just brought to my attention that there will be a workshop at the upcoming Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference (Grand Rapids, MI) on the Bioenergetics 4.0 shiny app. The announcement from here (where there is a registration link) is ... [Read more...]

Fisheries Data Sets

October 21, 2015 | fishR Blog

A large number of small data sets are available in the FSA and FSAdata packages. These data sets may be useful for demonstrating typical fisheries science analyses in an undergraduate or early graduate fisheries science and management course or if one is self-teaching how to perform these analyses. Indeed, several ... [Read more...]

FSA Released

October 10, 2015 | fishR Blog

I am pleased to announce that the FSA (Fish Stock Assessment) package has been released on CRAN. This package has been in development for several years, but this is the initial release on CRAN and coincides with the forthcoming Introductory ... [Read more...]

Figure and Table Captions in Markdown

September 16, 2015 | fishR Blog

The Problem I have been attempting to use RMarkdown rather than LaTeX to produce R examples. One issue that has slowed my conversion has been my struggles with how to reference figures and tables. The examples below illustrate how I have been using captioner to solve this problem. The Solution ... [Read more...]

Two New Cumulative Sum Functions

September 5, 2015 | fishR Blog

In fisheries analysis it is fairly common to compute the cumulative sum of values in a vector – i.e., all values before and including the current position in the vector. For example, the third value in the cumulative sum would be the sum of the first, second, and third values ... [Read more...]

Age Comparison Results for Individual Fish

September 4, 2015 | fishR Blog

A FSA user recently asked me if there was a way to see and work with the age comparison results for individual fish. In particular, this user wanted to identify each fish for which the individual CV values from comparing two independent age estimates was greater than 10. It turns out ... [Read more...]
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