Description Usage Arguments Details Value References Examples

Calculates the minimum spanning tree distance, in kilometers, using Prim's Algorithm [1]

1 | ```
MSTDist(longs, lats)
``` |

`longs` |
- Longitudinal occurrences in decimal degrees |

`lats` |
- Latitudinal occurrences in decimal degrees |

Uses Prim's algorithm for finding the minimum spanning tree, time-consuming calculation as the number of locations increases past 1000

Returns the minimum spanning tree distance in kilometers, the pairwise distance matrix of occurrences, the order points were connected in, and a 2-column array of coordinates

[1] Prim, R.C. 1957. Shortest Connection Networks and Some Generalizations. The Bell System Technical Journal 36:1389-1401.

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