Primer-E Primer

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Plymouth Routines In Multivariate Ecological Research version six (PRIMER 6). PRIMER 6 is a collection of specialist routines for analyzing species or sample abundance(biomass). It is primarily used in the scientific community for ecological and environmental studies.

Multivariate routines include:

  • grouping (CLUSTER)
  • sorting (MDS)
  • principal component identification (PCA)
  • hypothesis testing (ANOSIM)
  • sample discrimination (SIMPER)
  • trend correlation (BEST)
  • comparisons (RELATE)
  • diversity, dominance, and distribution calculating
  • Permutational multivariate analysis of variance (PERMANOVA)

Routines can be resource intensive due to their non-parametric and permutation-based nature. Programed in the VB.Net environment. licensing ranges from £560 to £144 per copy.

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