News

mrds 2.2.3 and Distance 1.0.1 now on CRAN

03 August 2020

New versions of the Distance and mrds R packages are now available on CRAN. Thanks to all those who have taken the time to contact us and help out by reporting unusual behaviour or requesting features.


Remote distance sampling workshops August - Oct 2020

23 July 2020

In August, September and October of 2020, we will be continuing our remote delivery of interactive distance sampling training workshops, with the following four workshops:

  • mark-recapture distance sampling - 25th and 25th August (early evening UK time)
  • introductory distance sampling - 7th - 18th September (early evening UK time)
  • introductory distance sampling - 21st September - 2nd October (morning UK time)
  • spatial modelling of distance sampling data - 5th - 9th October (early evening UK time)

For more information, please see the CREEM workshop webpages.


Distance 7.3 Release 2

07 July 2020

We are pleased to announce an update to our Distance for Windows software: Distance 7.3 Release 2. The new release updates the R packages used by the MRDS, DSM and MA analysis engines, and the simulation engine, with bug fixes and compatibility with R 4.0. If you use any of these engines, we recommend you download the new release.


Remote distance sampling workshop additions

20 May 2020

Consistent with social distancing and travel restrictions, we will be offering our distance sampling training workshops remotely. Details of some offerings are still being finalised, but as of this date, here are our forthcoming offerings:


mrds 2.2.2 now on CRAN

15 May 2020

We’ve just uploaded mrds version 2.2.2 onto CRAN and it should now be available for all platforms. These changes impact both mrds and Distance users.


Distance sampling software development plans

27 April 2020

This post provides an insight into our plans for development of both Windows and R-based software over the next few years.


Remote distance sampling workshop offerings

04 April 2020

Consistent with social distancing and travel restrictions, we will be offering our distance sampling training workshops remotely. Details of some offerings are still being finalised, but as of this date, here are our forthcoming offerings:


2020 workshops update

25 March 2020

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak registration for the August Distance Workshops in St Andrews has been suspended. We’ll provide a more detailed update by 3rd April.


Additional example analyses

10 March 2020

Two situations where covariates provide the best solution to difficult analytical situations


Updates to two R packages and our website

04 February 2020

The Distance Development software group has been busy


Distance sampling training workshops for 2020

21 January 2020

Our 2020 training workshops will take place in St Andrews 17-28 August.


Distance sampling at the World Marine Mammal Conference

18 December 2019

There was a special session at the WMMC on distance sampling. Slides are available here.