unimak: Simulated line transect survey data with covariates

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Simulated line transect survey. Only eight line transects, detection function is half-normal.


A data frame with 60 rows and 9 variables

Region.Label strata names (single stratum)
Area size of study area (mi^2)
Sample.Label transect ID
Effort transect length (mi)
object object ID
distance perpendicular distance (km)
MSTDO time since medication taken by observer (min)
Hour time of day of sighting (hour)
Study.Area name of study area


Hour is covariate that has no effect on detection function, while MSTDO does affect the detection function. Examine the ability of model selection to choose the correct model.


Simulated data, from the distance sampling introductory course, Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modelling, University of St Andrews.

Distance documentation built on Jan. 13, 2021, 10:43 p.m.