ncfrog: Northern Cricket Frog

Description Usage Format Source See Also


In an experiment due to Ferguson et al. (1967) a number of northern cricket frogs (Acris crepitans) were collected from the mud flats of an abandoned stream meandering near Indianola, Mississippi, and taken to a test pen lying to the north west of the collection point. After 30 hours of enclosure within a dark environmental chamber, 14 of them were released and the directions taken by these frogs recorded. 0 degrees means North.




ncfrog is a vector of 14 observations (in degrees). ncfrog.rad contains the same observations in radians (pi/180).


Collett, D. (1980) Outliers in Circular Data Applied Statistics 29, 1, 50–57.

See Also

Ferguson, D.E, Landreth, H.F. and McKeown, J.P. (1967) Sun compass orientation of the northern cricket frog, Acris crepitans. Anim. Behav., 14, 45–53.

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