an R package for spectral color analysis

Currently maintained by Rafael Maia, Thomas White and Hugo Gruson

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A set of functions and tools for the analysis of color data in a unified framework.

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The manuscript describing the package has been published and is free to access:

Maia R., Eliason C.M., Bitton P.-P., Doucet S.M. and Shawkey M.D. 2013. pavo: an R Package for the analysis, visualization and organization of spectral data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4(10):609-613. [doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12069] (


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