An S4 class to represent a diversity measure.

## Slots

`.Data`

A

`numeric`

vector of diversity measures.`labels`

A

`character`

vector giving the sample names.`size`

An

`integer`

vector giving the sample sizes.`data`

A

`numeric`

matrix of count data.`method`

A

`character`

string specifying the method used.`simulation`

A four columns

`numeric`

matrix giving the diversity measures for the simulated assemblage (sample`size`

,`mean`

estimate,`lower`

and`upper`

boundaries of the confidence interval).

## Note

This class inherits from base `numeric`

.

## Coerce

In the code snippets below, `x`

is an `DiversityIndex`

object.

`as.data.frame(x)`

Coerces to a

`data.frame`

.