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TWINSPAN - hierarchical divisive classification

library (twinspanR)

I created experimental R library with TWINSPAN algorithm - you may install it from GitHub repository (note: this library is currently in beta stage under development, and some parts may not be functional). To install any library from GitHub, you will need to first install package devtools written by Hadley Wickham, which contains a set of tools for development of R packages. After installing devtools, use the function install_github. Note that the use of the library has some limitations: it can be installed only on Windows platform (since the engine of the library is based on running *.exe file externally) and you need permanent access to the folder where the library is installed (usually in Program Files/R/R-x.x.x/library, but could be also in some other personalized place). Without the access to this folder the function twinspan cannot run correctly.

For more details see my blog post.

Install the library

install.packages ('devtools')


Run TWINSPAN example1), which shows modified TWINSPAN on traditional Ellenberg's Danube meadow dataset, projected on DCA ordination diagram and compared with original classification into three vegetation types (plus one not-classified releve) made by tabular sorting:

library (twinspanR)
library (vegan)
data (danube)
res <- twinspan (danube$spe, modif = TRUE, clusters = 4)
k <- cut (res)
dca <- decorana (danube$spe)
par (mfrow = c(1,2))
ordiplot (dca, type = 'n', display = 'si', main = 'Modified TWINSPAN')
points (dca, col = k)
for (i in c(1,2,4)) ordihull (dca, groups = k, = i, col = i,
 draw = 'polygon', label = TRUE)
ordiplot (dca, type = 'n', display = 'si', main = 'Original assignment\n (Ellenberg 1954)')
points (dca, col = danube$env$veg.type)
for (i in c(1:3)) ordihull (dca, groups = danube$env$veg.type, = unique (danube$env$veg.type)[i], col = i,
 draw = 'polygon', label = TRUE)

You would get the same result as the script below if you run example (twinspan) - this will run the example which comes with the help file of twinspan function (see the section Examples in ?twinspan).
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