An S4 class to represent a diversity measure.

`names`

A

`character`

vector giving the sample names.`values`

A

`numeric`

vector giving the diversity index values.`size`

A

`integer`

vector giving the sample sizes.`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).`method`

A

`character`

string specifying the method used.

In the code snippets below, `x`

is a `DiversityIndex`

object.

`x[[i]]`

Extracts information from a slot selected by subscript

`i`

.`i`

is a length-one`character`

vector. Returns the corresponding slot values.

Other class:
`PermutationOrder-class`

,
`RefineCA-class`

N. Frerebeau