A wildlife simulation package (WiSP). (English) Zbl 1439.62049

Härdle, Wolfgang (ed.) et al., COMPSTAT. Proceedings in computational statistics. 15th symposium, Berlin, Germany, August 24–28, 2002. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag. 141-146 (2002).
Summary: WiSP is an R library of functions designed as a teaching tool to illustrate methods used to estimate the abundance of closed wildlife populations. It enables users to generate animal populations having realistically complex spatial and individual characteristics, to generate survey designs for a variety of survey techniques, to survey the populations and to estimate the abundance. It can be used to assess properties of estimators when the model assumptions are violated.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1023.00020].


62-08 Computational methods for problems pertaining to statistics
62P12 Applications of statistics to environmental and related topics
62-04 Software, source code, etc. for problems pertaining to statistics


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