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Co-Occurrence

Usage

occurrence(object, ...)

# S4 method for matrix
occurrence(object)

# S4 method for data.frame
occurrence(object)

Arguments

object

A \(m \times p\) numeric matrix or data.frame of count data (absolute frequencies giving the number of individuals for each category, i.e. a contingency table). A data.frame will be coerced to a numeric matrix via data.matrix().

...

Currently not used.

Value

A stats::dist object.

Details

A co-occurrence matrix is a symmetric matrix with zeros on its main diagonal, which works out how many times each pairs of taxa/types occur together in at least one sample.

See also

Author

N. Frerebeau

Examples

## Data from Conkey 1980, Kintigh 1989
data("cantabria")

## Plot spot diagram of a co-occurrence matrix
occ <- occurrence(cantabria)
plot_spot(occ)