Animal social network inference and permutations for ecologists in R using asnipe
Article first published online: 22 NOV 2013
© 2013 The Author. Methods in Ecology and Evolution © 2013 British Ecological Society
Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Volume 4, Issue 12, pages 1187–1194, December 2013
How to Cite
Farine, D. R. (2013), Animal social network inference and permutations for ecologists in R using asnipe. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4: 1187–1194. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12121
- Issue published online: 9 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 22 NOV 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 30 SEP 2013 01:49PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Received: 22 MAY 2013
- European Research Council. Grant Number: AdG 250164
- animal social networks;
- asnipe ;
- lagged association rate;
- permutation test;
- The sampling of animals for the purpose of measuring associations and interactions between individuals has led to the development of several statistical methods to deal with biases inherent in these data. However, these methods are typically computationally intensive and complex to implement.
- Here, I provide a software package that supports a range of these analyses in the R statistical computing environment. This package includes a novel approach to estimating re-association rates of time between frequently sampled individuals.
- I include extended demonstration of the syntax and examples of the ability for this software to interface with existing network analysis packages in R.
- This bridges a gap in the tools that are available to biologists wishing to analyse animal social networks in R.