Distance 7 Beta 3
This version of Distance is no longer available for download, please contact us via e-mail if you require a copy.
This was an Beta release of Distance. Release notes are available here. 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.
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.
Once you have the installer, 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.