On 15/06/16 20:18, Jim Lemon wrote:
Have you tried creating a vector of the start position (xpos,ypos):
# where "n" is the number of subsequent positions in the trip
may then give you the value of the longest distance from the start. I
don't have the trip package or I could see if you really need to
replicate the start positions.
Jim: This seems to me to be somewhat off the point. The OP was faced
with the problem of not being able to access the function homedist().
This function seems *not* to be exported from the trip package, and yet
it is a *documented* function which I would assume to imply that users
should be able to invoke it directly.
It is possible that in the past the OP was dealing with a version of the
trip package that was created before namespaces came into the picture,
whence "exporting" was not relevant. I would suggest that the OP
contact the package maintainer (maintainer("trip") will give you the
email address) and enquire as to what is going on.
In the interim, a workaround *might* be to invoke homedist() as
Note the *triple* colon in the foregoing. I am not at all familiar with
the trip package so my advice should probably be taken with several
grains of salt.
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On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 1:43 PM, Alice Domalik wrote:
I'm relatively new to R, so apologies if my question is rather elementary.
I'm working with some bird tracking data and I would like to calculate the maximum distance traveled from the colony.
For the maximum distance traveled, I was going to use the function homedist(). However, when I try to use this function I get the following error:
Error: could not find function "homedist"
Anyone know why I would get this error? I have been using other functions in "trip" without an issue. Is there an alternative way I can calculate this?
Thanks in advance for any help!