Distance 7 Release 1
This version of Distance is no longer available for download, please contact us via e-mail if you require a copy.
Distance 7 has progressed through alpha and beta stages and is now being released as the advised version of Distance to use. Projects will now open in Distance 7 by default and you will be asked to “upgrade” your project when opened in Distance 7. See the release notes for more information.
After installing Distance 7 Release 1 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 density surface modelling (DSM), mark-recapture distance sampling (MRDS) distance sampling simulation (DSsim) or multi-analysis (mads) 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 Release 1 were compiled and tested under R version 3.3.1. We recommend you install this version of R, running Distance with older versions of R will lead to warning messages. 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 Release 1.