Download Distance 7 Beta 3
This is an Beta release of Distance. This version is more stable than the Alpha release and the improvements in the beta version have been tested during workshops in addition to our own testing. However, there may still be some problems, especially with the new simulation and multi-analysis engines.
Note that projects will continue to open in Distance 6 by default and you will be asked to “upgrade” your project when opened in Distance 7. See the release notes below for more information.
Please read the “Use Agreement” below before downloading.
Before installing Distance 7 Beta, we recommend you read the latest release notes.
After installing Distance 7 Beta 3 you should check the “Additional information” section, below, for any patches that fix last-minute problems.
If you want to make use of the density surface modelling (DSM), mark-recapture distance sampling (MRDS) or multi-analysis (MA) analysis engines or the simulation engine, you need to have the free statistics software R installed on your computer. Note also that only specific versions are supported: for the versions currently supported by Distance, see below.
NOTE: this version of Distance is beta software. We make no guarantee that everything will work perfectly, but please tell us if something doesn’t work in the way you expect, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also report bugs at the Distance issue tracker.
As a user of this software, you are entitled to copy the program and its associated components for your own or your local institutions use (e.g., university, laboratory, department, research center). You are not allowed to distribute this software under the name Distance or any other name, singly or as part of a package, from which you derive any reimbursement.
Distance contains components and uses technology from many sources: Compaq Computer Corp., ComponentOne Inc., Data Dynamics Inc., Desaware Inc., ESRI, Farpoint Software Inc., IMSL Inc., Microsoft Corp., Polar Software, Sheriden Software Inc. The authors of these components retain copyright over them; however they should not be held responsible for the contents or use of this program, nor should they be contacted with regards to any problems with its use.
We, and our respective agencies, make no warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this software and its fitness for any particular purpose. In no event will we be liable for indirect or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of income or use of information.
Once you have downloaded the file, simply run it to launch the setup program, and then follow the instructions displayed on your screen. A reboot may be required, in which case you may need to restart the setup program again.
If you want to make use of the new density surface modelling (DSM) or mark-recapture distance sampling (MRDS) analysis engines, you need to have the free statistics software R installed on your computer. Note also that only specific versions are supported: see below for the versions currently supported by Distance.
- The R libraries supplied with Distance 7 Beta 3 were compiled and tested under R version 3.2.2. Newer versions of R may work, but there is no guarantee of this!
- If you’re having problems with using the MRDS, DSM and MA analysis engines or the simulation engine (errors regarding check that R is installed correctly or the library directory is not writable) then check details of R installation for Distance 7 Beta 3.