S4 class defining diversity curve
Description
DiversityCurve
defines diversity (D) scores over multiple diversity
orders (Q).
Usage
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Arguments
x 
DiversityCurve object 
y 
ignored. 
... 
arguments to pass to plotDiversityCurve. 
Slots
data
data.frame defining the diversity curve with the following columns:

GROUP
: group label. 
Q
: diversity order. 
D
: mean diversity index over all bootstrap realizations. 
D_SD
: standard deviation of the diversity index over all bootstrap realizations. 
D_LOWER
: diversity lower confidence inverval bound. 
D_UPPER
: diversity upper confidence interval bound. 
E
: evenness index calculated asD
divided byD
atQ=0
. 
E_LOWER
: evenness lower confidence inverval bound. 
E_UPPER
: eveness upper confidence interval bound.

groups
character vector of groups retained in the diversity calculation.
n
numeric vector indication the number of sequences sampled from each group.
nboot
number of bootstrap realizations performed.
ci
confidence interval defining the upper and lower bounds (a value between 0 and 1).