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spAbundance 0.1.2

  • Added in the independent.betas tag into the priors list for certain multi-species model types to allow for specifying an independent prior on the species-specific random effects as opposed to treating species-specific effects as random effects. This can be useful under certain circumstances when the distribution of effects across species may not be adequately represented by a Gaussian distribution. This tag is available for the following functions: lfMsAbund (Gaussian only), sfMsAbund (Gaussian only), and svcMsAbund.
  • Fixed a bug in zero-inflated Gaussian latent factor abundance models (lfMsAbund).

spAbundance 0.1.1

CRAN release: 2024-03-22

  • Updated the neonDWP data set after NEON announced an error in some of the bird point count data (more information here. Also updated the associated vignette that uses these data.
  • Updated the msAbund() function to make it compatible with spOccupancy::updateMCMC(), which allows for picking up a model run where it left off instead of having to restart the MCMC from scratch. I am planning to allow this functionality for all model fitting functions in spAbundance in a future version.
  • Updated all model fitting functions to fix a potential error that could arise in the calculation of Rhat that could lead to the function failing under certain circumstances. This was particularly the case in multi-species models with large amounts of rare species.

spAbundance 0.1.0

CRAN release: 2023-10-20

  • This is the first release of spAbundance