# distance: Calculate the square distance between two stationary... In ctmm: Continuous-Time Movement Modeling

 distance R Documentation

## Calculate the square distance between two stationary distributions

### Description

This function calculates various square distances measures between distributions, including the, Bhattacharyya distance, Mahalanobis distance, and Euclidean distance.

### Usage

` distance(object,method="Mahalanobis",level=0.95,debias=TRUE,...) `

### Arguments

 `object` A `list` of `ctmm` fit objects to compare. `method` Square distance measure to return: `"Bhattacharyya"`, `"Mahalanobis"`, or `"Euclidean"`. `level` The confidence level desired for the output. `debias` Approximate debiasing of the square distance. `...` Not currently used.

### Value

A table of confidence intervals on the square distance estimate. A value of `0` implies that the two distributions have the same mean location, while larger values imply that the two distributions are farther apart. The square Euclidean distance has units of square meters. The square Mahalanobis and Bhattacharyya distances are unitless.

### Note

The Bhattacharyya distance (BD) is naturally of a squared form and is not further squared.

### Author(s)

C. H. Fleming

`ctmm.fit`, `overlap`

### Examples

```# Load package and data
library(ctmm)
data(buffalo)

# fit models for first two buffalo
GUESS <- lapply(buffalo[1:2], function(b) ctmm.guess(b,interactive=FALSE) )
# using ctmm.fit here for speed, but you should almost always use ctmm.select
FITS <- lapply(1:2, function(i) ctmm.fit(buffalo[[i]],GUESS[[i]]) )
names(FITS) <- names(buffalo[1:2])

# Mahalanobis distance between these two buffalo
distance(FITS)
```

ctmm documentation built on Nov. 4, 2022, 5:06 p.m.