mmodely: Modeling Multivariate Origins Determinants - Evolutionary Lineages in Ecology

Perform multivariate modeling of evolved traits, with special attention to understanding the interplay of the multi-factorial determinants of their origins in complex ecological settings (Stephens, 2007 <doi:10.1016/j.tree.2006.12.003>). This software primarily concentrates on phylogenetic regression analysis, enabling implementation of tree transformation averaging and visualization functionality. Functions additionally support information theoretic approaches (Grueber, 2011 <doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.02210.x>; Garamszegi, 2011 <doi:10.1007/s00265-010-1028-7>) such as model averaging and selection of phylogenetic models. Accessory functions are also implemented for coef standardization (Cade 2015), selection uncertainty, and variable importance (Burnham & Anderson 2000). There are other numerous functions for visualizing confounded variables, plotting phylogenetic trees, as well as reporting and exporting modeling results. Lastly, as challenges to ecology are inherently multifarious, and therefore often multi-dataset, this package features several functions to support the identification, interpolation, merging, and updating of missing data and outdated nomenclature.

Version: 0.2.5
Depends: R (≥ 2.0.0), caper
Imports: stats, caroline, ape
Published: 2023-05-17
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.mmodely
Author: David M Schruth
Maintainer: David M Schruth <dschruth at>
License: Apache License version 1.1 | Apache License version 2.0 [expanded from: Apache License]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: mmodely results


Reference manual: mmodely.pdf
Vignettes: Information-theoretic PGLS model selection workflow: a primate vision example
Information-theoretic PGLS model selection workflow: a primate vocal communication example


Package source: mmodely_0.2.5.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): mmodely_0.2.5.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): mmodely_0.2.5.tgz, r-release (x86_64): mmodely_0.2.5.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): mmodely_0.2.5.tgz
Old sources: mmodely archive


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