# Damien Farine

#### 5 packages on CRAN

Provides: (1) Tools to infer dominance hierarchies based on calculating Elo scores, but with custom functions to improve estimates in animals with relatively stable dominance ranks. (2) Tools to plot the shape of the dominance hierarchy and estimate the uncertainty of a given data set.

Implements several tools that are used in animal social network analysis, as described in Whitehead (2007) Analyzing Animal Societies <University of Chicago Press> and Farine & Whitehead (2015) <doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12418>. In particular, this package provides the tools to infer groups and generate networks from observation data, perform permutation tests on the data, calculate lagged association rates, and performed multiple regression analysis on social network data.

Implements several new association indices that can control for various types of errors. Also includes existing association indices and functions for simulating the effects of different rates of error on estimates of association strength between individuals using each method.

Functions to calculate the assortment of vertices in social networks. This can be measured on both weighted and binary networks, with discrete or continuous vertex values.

Explore the behavior and statistical performance of 13 pre-defined phylogenetic metrics and 11 null models, and of user-defined metrics and null models, as detailed in Miller et al. (2017) <doi:10.1111/ecog.02070>.