palaeoSig-package: Significance Tests of Quantitative Palaeoenvironmental...

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Significance tests for quantitative palaeoenvironmental reconstructions derived from transfer functions. Functions from the autocorTF package are now included in palaeoSig.


This package includes:

significance tests for quantitative palaeoenvironmental reconstructions (randomTF, obs.cor)

graphical methods to show autocorrelation in transfer functions (rne)

null model test of transfer functions performance in a spatially autocorrelated environment - see vignette.

h-block cross-validation for MAT (mat.h) - the plan is to move this to rioja

Several functions have from autocorTF version 1.0 and palaeoSig version 1.0 have been rewritten or replaced with more flexible or user friendly functions. See news(package="palaeoSig") for details.

See also my blog at

Package: palaeoSig
Type: Package
Version: 1.1-2
Date: 2013-04-17
License: GPL - 3
LazyLoad: yes


Richard Telford [email protected]


Telford, R. J. and Birks, H. J. B. (2009) Evaluation of transfer functions in spatially structured environments. Quaternary Science Reviews 28: 1309–1316. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.12.020

Telford, R. J. and Birks, H. J. B. (2011) A novel method for assessing the statistical significance of quantitative reconstructions inferred from biotic assemblages. Quaternary Science Reviews 30: 1272–1278. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.03.002

See Also

rioja, rda

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