# AIC.dfunc: AICc and related fit statistics for detection function... In Rdistance: Distance-Sampling Analyses for Density and Abundance Estimation

 AIC.dfunc R Documentation

## AICc and related fit statistics for detection function objects

### Description

Computes AICc, AIC, or BIC for estimated distance functions.

### Usage

## S3 method for class 'dfunc'
AIC(object, ..., criterion = "AICc")


### Arguments

 object An estimated detection function object. An estimated detection function object has class 'dfunc', and is usually produced by a call to dfuncEstim. ... Required for compatibility with the general AIC method. Any extra arguments to this function are ignored. criterion String specifying the criterion to compute. Either "AICc", "AIC", or "BIC".

### Details

Regular Akaike's information criterion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akaike_information_criterion) (AIC) is

AIC = LL + 2p,

where LL is the maximized value of the log likelihood (the minimized value of the negative log likelihood) and p is the number of coefficients estimated in the detection function. For dfunc objects, AIC = obj\$loglik + 2*length(coef(obj)).

A correction for small sample size, AIC_c, is

AIC_c = LL + 2p + \frac{2p(p+1)}{n-p-1},

where n is sample size or number of detected groups for distance analyses. By default, this function computes AIC_c. AIC_c converges quickly to AIC as n increases.

The Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC) is

BIC = LL + log(n)p,

.

### Value

A scalar. By default, the value of AICc for the estimated distance function obj.

### References

Burnham, K. P., and D. R. Anderson, 2002. Model selection and multi-model inference: A practical information-theoretic approach, Second ed. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 0-387-95364-7.

McQuarrie, A. D. R., and Tsai, C.-L., 1998. Regression and time series model selection. World Scientific. ISBN 981023242X

coef, dfuncEstim

### Examples

  data(sparrowDetectionData)
dfunc <- dfuncEstim(dist~1,
detectionData=sparrowDetectionData,
w.hi=units::set_units(150, "m"))

# Compute fit statistics
AIC(dfunc)  # AICc
AIC(dfunc, criterion="AIC")  # AIC
AIC(dfunc, criterion="BIC")  # BIC


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