simboot: Simultaneous inference for diversity indices.

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Package simboot provides estimation of simultaneous bootstrap and asymptotic confidence intervals for diversity indices, namely the Shannon and the Simpson index. Several pre-specified multiple-comparison types are available. Further user-defined contrast matrices are applicable. In addition, simboot estimates adjusted as well as unadjusted p–values for two of the three proposed bootstrap methods. Further simboot allows for comparing biological diversities of two or more groups with simultaneously testing a user-defined selection of Hill numbers of orders q, which are considered appropriate and useful indices for measuring diversity.


Package: simboot
Type: Package
Version: 0.2-6
Date: 2017-03-08
License: GPL (>= 2)
LazyLoad: yes


Ralph Scherer\ Philip Pallmann\ Maintainer: Ralph Scherer <>


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Evaluation of the methods in sbdiv

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Evaluation of the methods in mcpHill

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Corresponding method sbdiv with method WYht

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Corresponding method sbdiv with method rpht

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Corresponding method sbdiv with method tsht

Fritsch, K. S., Hsu, J. C. (1999) Multiple comparison of entropies with application to dinosaur biodiversity. Biometrics, 55, 4, 1300–1305.

Rogers, J. A., Hsu, J. C. (2001) Multiple comparisons of biodiversity. Biometrical Journal, 43, 5, 617–625.

Corresponding method sbdiv with method asht

Jost, L. (2008) G(ST) and its relatives do not measure differentiation. Molecular Ecology, 17, 4015-4026.

Corresponding method mcpHill

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