Download Distance 5.0

Please read the Use Agreement below before downloading.

Before installing Distance 5.0, we recommend you read the latest release notes.

Use Agreement

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.


We are no longer offering the option to download previous versions of Distance from the website, please e-mail us if you require an installation file for a previous version of Distance.

The d50setup.exe file contains Distance 5.0 and is about 20 MB in size.

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 mark-recapture distance sampling (MRDS) analysis 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. For more information, see the release notes.

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