display.untb

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Animation of neutral ecological drift

Displays an ongoing simulation of neutral ecological drift using nice colours and a simple animation technique

Keywords
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Usage
display.untb(start, gens=100, prob.of.mutate = 0, cex=3, individually
= TRUE, ask = FALSE, flash = FALSE, delay = 0, cols=NULL, ...)
Arguments
start
Starting ecosystem; coerced to class census. Usually, pass an object of class count; see examples. To start with a monoculture of size 10, use start=rep(1,10) and to start with a system of maximal diversity (ie all singletons),
gens
Number of generations to simulate
prob.of.mutate
Probability of mutation. The default of zero corresponds to $\theta=0$ and this means that any ecosystem will eventually become a monoculture (it is particularly instructive to watch this happen, especially with a starting ecosystem of ma
cex
The size of the dots used for plotting, defaulting to 3
individually
Boolean, with default TRUE meaning that a timestep means the death of a single individual and the simultaneous birth of a new individual; and FALSE meaning that a timestep refers to every individual in the system
ask
Boolean, with default FALSE meaning to display the generations autonomously, and TRUE meaning to wait for the user to hit the return before proceeding
flash
Boolean, with TRUE meaning to indicate the site of a death/birth with a flashing ring; and default FALSE meaning to omit the flashing ring. Use TRUE for pedagogic purposes, possibly with ask
delay
Time delay between generations in seconds; meaningful whatever the value of flash and individually
cols
A vector of colours with default NULL meaning to choose them randomly. Useful for printing stills from a movie
...
Further arguments passed to plot() and points()
References

S. P. Hubbell 2001. The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity. Princeton University Press.

Aliases
  • display.untb
Examples
data(butterflies)
display.untb(start=butterflies,prob=0, gens=1e2)
Documentation reproduced from package untb, version 1.3-3, License: GPL

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