Maximum Likelihood Analysis of Circular Data
A series of wrapper functions to implement the 10 maximum likelihood models of animal orientation described by Schnute and Groot (1992) doi: 10.1016/S0003-3472(05)80068-5. The functions also include the ability to use different optimizer methods and calculate various model selection metrics (i.e., AIC, AICc, BIC). This framework is designed for modeling any dataset represented by angles (e.g, orientation, periodic, etc) using the above models. Main features are listed as follows.
Added the README.md file
Added a plotting function to visualize the observed and modeled results
Released the first version
Fitak, R. R. and Johnsen, S. (2017) Bringing the analysis of animal orientation data full circle: model-based approaches with maximum likelihood. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 3878-3882; doi: 10.1242/jeb.167056
citation("CircMLE")into your R console
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