by Kevin Keenan
This post is to announce the release of version 1.4.2 of the diveRsity package. This new version contains a new major function 'divBasic', which allows users to calculate basic population parameters such as allelic richness, HWE and heterozygosity. The basic usage of 'divBasic' is:
Version 1.4.2 also incorporates this new function into the 'divOnline' web app. Users can download 'divBasic' results in a psudo-publication ready format using the 'divOnline' web app. To launch the web app simply type the following into the R console:
The new version also introduces a new argument 'pairwise' to the major function 'div.part'. This new argument allows user to skip the calculation of pairwise diversity statistics, which can be time consuming for large data sets. The general usage of the 'div.part' function is:
For a more detailed explanation of the diveRsity package and its functionality you can download a user manual here.
About the authors
Kevin Keenan is currently working towards a PhD in population and evolutionary genetics.