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  • Program: Antelope
    Author(s): Jack Bradbury, Sandra Vehrencamp
    Version: 1.3
    Last revised: 21 October 1993
    Size: about 250 Kb (varies with version)
    OS: Macintosh
    Archive format: hqx

    Description: Performs spatial statistics on data generated by mapping individuals in a population or from following a radio-tracked individual over time. It analyzes x,y data (not x,y,z) but accepts text files with additional columns which might be used to focus on subsets of the data. A brief Antelope synopsis lists the different features provided, bugs found, and memory requirements. Also, Antelope has a home page at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Download Antelope for...

  • Program: Calhome
    Author(s): John Kie
    Version: 1.0
    Last revised: 25 July 1994
    Size: 509 Kb
    OS: MSDOS
    Archive format: zip

    Description: Calhome allows the user to pick from many home range analysis methods: minimum convex polygon, bivariate normal, harmonic mean, and adaptive kernel. Additional information such as known bugs and an address to send questions and comments is available.

  • Program: Dixon
    Author(s): unknown
    Version: unknown
    Last revised: unknown
    Size: 74 Kb
    OS: MSDOS
    Archive format: zip

    Description: Dixon uses a harmonic mean analysis as its method of finding the home range of an animal. It requires a math coprocessor.

  • Program: Homer
    Author(s): Gary White, Robert Garrott
    Version: unknown
    Last revised: unknown
    Size: 104 Kb
    OS: MSDOS
    Archive format: zip

    Description: none

  • Program: HomeRange
    Author(s): Robert Huber, Jack Bradbury
    Version: 2.0
    Last revised: 8 August 1996
    Size: 429 kb (68000 Macs), 535 kb (PowerMacs)
    OS: MacOS (PowerMac, 68000 Macs)
    Archive format: hqx

    Description: HomeRange is primarily for use in the analysis of spatial data in animal behavior. This program has modules adapted from the Antelope program. The details of this program can be found on the HomeRange web site.

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  • Program: Kernelhr
    Author(s): Erran Seaman
    Version: 4.27
    Last revised: 21 August 1997
    Size: 33 Kb
    OS: MSDOS environment
    Archive format: zip

    Description: KERNELHR performs kernel based estimates of two dimensional (bivariate) data. It is specifically designed for home range and population/species range analysis, but works well for any two dimendsional data. Users may select between output of density and utilization distribution, change the size of the smoothing parameter and grid, and output values at the observation or on a grid. More information about Kernelhr is available.

  • Programs: McPaal
    Author(s): Michael Stuwe
    Version: unknown
    Last revised: unknown
    Size: 146 Kb
    OS: MSDOS
    Archive format: zip

    Description: none


  • Program: Home Ranger
    Author(s): Fred Hovey
    Version: 1.5
    Last revised: May 1999
    Size: 565 Kb
    OS: Windows 3.x, 95, 98, NT 4.x
    Archive format: zip

    Description: Home Ranger can calculate fixed or adaptive kernel home ranges of animals from radio-telemetry data. The program can also calculate standard error and bias in home range estimates by bootstrapping data and it can estimate effects of decretization (rounding) errors in telemetry data. (general description of Home Ranger and installation instructions)

  • Program: Ulysses
    Author(s): Paolo Cavallinii, Sara Colombini, Francesco Romani
    Version: unknown
    Last revised: unknown
    Size: 847 Kb
    OS: all that run Mathematica
    Archive format: none

    Description: Ulysses is a Mathematica implementation of home range estimation. Methods include adaptive kernel, tessellation, and minimum convex polygon (MCP). Although the program requires Mathematica to run, it serves as its own documentation, and those interested should download the free MathReader to view Ulysses or see the Ulysses home page.

  • Program: Wildtrak
    Author(s): Ian Todd
    Version: 2.0
    Last revised: 10 April 1997
    Size: ??? Kb
    OS: Macintosh
    Archive format: hqx

    Description: Wildtrak was developed for the analysis of radio-tracking or other locational data. As described in the Wildtrak demo instructions and documentation, this program has many features including polygon and grid cell analyses for data discription, a means to analyze both speed and distance of movement, and the analysis of interactions between animals. Visit the Wildtrak Home Page for latest developments.

  • Data files from a home range software review (1994)
    These sample data were used in a comparison between different home range software including Calhome, DC80, Dixon, Homerange, Kernelhr, McPaal, Map and Image, Ranges IV, Seas, Telem88, and White and Garrott (authors of HOMER). It illustrates the results in differing formats and additional data features from each program when the same x,y coordinates (sample data) are used. These files can be used to replicate the results R.P. Larkin and D. Halkin (TWS Bull, 1994) obtained in their comparison of the different programs.

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