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An R package for analysing animal movement with hidden Markov models.

Get started with the vignettes:

Installation instructions

Stable release

The package is available on CRAN. To install it from CRAN, you can use the following command:


Install from Github

To install the latest (unstable) version of the package from Github:

devtools::install_github("TheoMichelot/moveHMM", build_vignettes = TRUE)


Michelot, T., Langrock, R., Patterson, T.A. (2016). moveHMM: An R package for analysing animal movement data using hidden Markov models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 7(11), 1308-1315.

Langrock, R., King, R., Matthiopoulos, J., Thomas, L., Fortin, D., & Morales, J. M. (2012). Flexible and practical modeling of animal telemetry data: hidden Markov models and extensions. Ecology, 93(11), 2336-2342.

Patterson, T. A., Basson, M., Bravington, M. V., & Gunn, J. S. (2009). Classifying movement behaviour in relation to environmental conditions using hidden Markov models. Journal of Animal Ecology, 78(6), 1113-1123.