CircMLE: Maximum Likelihood Analysis of Circular Data

A series of wrapper functions to implement the 10 maximum likelihood models of animal orientation described by Schnute and Groot (1992) <doi:10.1016/S0003-3472(05)80068-5>. The functions also include the ability to use different optimizer methods and calculate various model selection metrics (i.e., AIC, AICc, BIC). The ability to perform variants of the Hermans-Rasson test and Pycke test is also included as described in Landler et al. (2019) <doi:10.1186/s12898-019-0246-8>. The latest version also includes a new method to calculate circular-circular and circular-linear distance correlations.

Version: 0.3.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.2.2)
Imports: circular (≥ 0.4-7), stats, energy (≥ 1.7-7)
Published: 2020-09-01
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.CircMLE
Author: Robert Fitak [aut, cre], Sönke Johnsen [aut]
Maintainer: Robert Fitak <rfitak9 at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: CircMLE citation info
Materials: README
CRAN checks: CircMLE results


Reference manual: CircMLE.pdf


Package source: CircMLE_0.3.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): CircMLE_0.3.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): CircMLE_0.3.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): CircMLE_0.3.0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): CircMLE_0.3.0.tgz
Old sources: CircMLE archive


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