# Measure Diversity by Comparing to Simulated Assemblages

Source:`R/AllGenerics.R`

, `R/index_diversity.R`

`simulate.Rd`

Measure Diversity by Comparing to Simulated Assemblages

## Arguments

- object
A DiversityIndex object.

- n
A non-negative

`integer`

giving the number of bootstrap replications.- step
An

`integer`

giving the increment of the sample size.- interval
A

`character`

string giving the type of confidence interval to be returned. It must be one "`percentiles`

" (sample quantiles, as described in Kintigh 1984; the default), "`student`

" or "`normal`

". Any unambiguous substring can be given.- level
A length-one

`numeric`

vector giving the confidence level.- progress
A

`logical`

scalar: should a progress bar be displayed?

## Value

Returns a DiversityIndex object.

## References

Baxter, M. J. (2001). Methodological Issues in the Study of Assemblage
Diversity. *American Antiquity*, 66(4), 715-725. doi:10.2307/2694184
.

Kintigh, K. W. (1984). Measuring Archaeological Diversity by Comparison
with Simulated Assemblages. *American Antiquity*, 49(1), 44-54.
doi:10.2307/280511
.

## See also

Other diversity measures:
`heterogeneity()`

,
`occurrence()`

,
`plot_diversity`

,
`rarefaction()`

,
`richness()`

,
`similarity()`

,
`turnover()`

## Examples

```
# \donttest{
data("cantabria")
## Assemblage diversity size comparison
## Warning: this may take a few seconds!
h <- heterogeneity(cantabria, method = "shannon")
h_sim <- simulate(h)
plot(h_sim)
r <- richness(cantabria, method = "count")
r_sim <- simulate(r)
plot(r_sim)
# }
```