Distance 7 Alpha
This version of Distance is no longer available for download, please contact us via e-mail if you require a copy.
This was an alpha release of Distance. Release notes are available here.
Note that projects will continue to open in Distance 6 by default and you will be asked to “upgrade” your project when opened in this release. See the release notes below for more information.
After installing Distance 7 Alpha 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 alpha were compiled and tested under R version 3.1.2. 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 (errors regarding check that R is installed correctly or the library directory is not writable) then check details of R installation for Distance 7 Alpha.