The results compiled by the residency() function include those of the explore() function. To keep the vignettes shorter, I will only detail new outputs here:
status.df is a data frame that combines both the timetable data and your biometrics into a single, organised table (see “Compiling a timetable”). If you have stored any comments during the analysis process, they will show up in a reserved column in this table. The
status.df also contains some more summary information for each animal. This table can be quite big, so it may be a good idea to use
head(status.df) the first time you look at it.
section.movements list contains the section-level movement events created during the movement compressing process. Here is an example:
(Timestamps were trimmed so the table fits better in the page)
residency.list contains a table for each of the target tags, detailing where it was since its first valid detection to its last. Here is an example of the residency list produced based on the section movements above:
|Down||2019-06-06 00:00:15||2019-06-06 00:00:15|
|Down-Right||2019-06-06 00:00:15||2019-06-07 20:00:20|
|Right||2019-06-07 20:00:20||2019-07-01 07:33:00|
|Left-Right||2019-07-01 07:33:00||2019-07-03 16:00:53|
|Left||2019-07-03 16:00:53||2019-07-16 00:00:16|
|Left-Right||2019-07-16 00:00:16||2019-07-20 05:00:35|
|Right||2019-07-20 05:00:35||2019-08-15 07:13:00|
|Down-Right||2019-08-15 07:13:00||2019-09-03 14:00:10|
|Down||2019-09-03 14:00:10||2019-09-03 14:00:10|
|Down-Left||2019-09-03 14:00:10||2019-09-05 21:00:05|
|Left||2019-09-05 21:00:05||2019-09-05 21:00:05|
This table contains information on the all arrival times for each tag, at each array. It is used to produce circular graphics in the report.
section.times is a list that contains two tables. The first one has all the arrival times for each tag, at each section, and the second has all the departure times, sorted in the same fashion. These are used to produce circular graphics in the report.
time.ratios contains detailed information on the time spent at each location, per day (or hour, if
timestep = "hours") , for each of the target tags. These tables can be quite long. Here is an example:
(Columns and rows were hidden so the table fits better in the page)
time.locations is a data frame showing the place where each tag spent the most time during each day. It is a crucial middle step between the
time.ratios and the
The global ratios is a list containing two elements:
The group ratios are lists similar to the
global.ratios, but where the data has been split by the groups you defined in the biometrics. This allows you to compare the residency patterns of your different groups!
last.seen is a simple summary table, showing how many tags from each group were last seen at each section, with an extra column for tags that were never detected:
|Disap. in Down||Disap. in Left||Disap. in Right||Disap. at Release|
efficiency is a list containing three elements.
You can find more about how efficiency estimations are made in the residency analysis in this manual page.
If you provided intra-array estimates in the replicates argument, actel will estimate intra-array efficiencies for the target arrays. These results are stored in the object
intra.array.CJS, and the combined efficiency estimate is used to complement the overall efficiency results.
The residency function saves outputs similar to those saved by explore. The main differences are in the two elements listed below.
Would you like to save a copy of the results to actel_residency_results.RData?(y/N)
To make sure that you don’t accidentally lose your results, you can save them right away in the current directory. The results present in this file are the same as the ones you obtain directly in your R console (see above). It differs from the explore() output both in name and content.
This is the main non-R output. If you activated the
report option, actel will compile an html report for you. The residency report contains the same sections as the explore report, plus the following:
Here you can see how efficient your receiver arrays were at detecting the tags that moved past them. These results can also be found in the
efficiency object, which is in your results in R. If you supplied replicates, the results of the intra-array estimations will also show up here.
The sections where the tags were last detected is displayed both as a table and a figure, both of which use the content of the
last.seen object, which is in your results in R.
For each of your study area’s arrays, a circular plot will be drawn with all the arrival times of each tag. The tags are grouped by the groups listed in the biometrics.csv file. These plots are saved in .svg format in the Report folder, so you can easily use them elsewhere, if needed.
This section is divided in two main subsections: arrivals and departures. A plot with the days when tags arrived/departed each of the sections is made, as well as circular plots with all the times-of-day recorded for each tag arriving/departing each section. These graphics are all based in the
This section has a graphic representation of the data present in the
global.ratios object. It shows how the tags have distributed across your study area as the days pass by.
Here you can find a graphic representation of the data present in the
daily.ratios object. It shows how much time each tag has spent at each location for each day/hour. All plots start and end in the same day, so it is easy to compare the behaviour of different animals.