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Boone Heterogeneity Measure

Usage

index_boone(x, ...)

# S4 method for matrix
index_boone(x, j = NULL, na.rm = FALSE, ...)

Arguments

x

A \(m \times p\) numeric matrix of count data (absolute frequencies, i.e. a contingency table).

...

Currently not used.

j

An integer giving the index of the reference type/taxa. If NULL (the default), the most frequent type/taxa in any assemblage will be used.

na.rm

A numeric scalar: should missing values (including NaN) be removed?

Value

A numeric vector.

References

Boone, J. L. (1987). Defining and Measuring Midden Catchment. American Antiquity, 52(2), 336-45. doi:10.2307/281785 .

Kintigh, K. W. (1989). Sample Size, Significance, and Measures of Diversity. In Leonard, R. D. and Jones, G. T., Quantifying Diversity in Archaeology. New Directions in Archaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 25-36.

Author

N. Frerebeau