|Developer(s)||Plymouth Routines in Multivariate Ecology Research|
Plymouth Routines In Multivariate Ecological Research (PRIMER) is a statistical package that is a collection of specialist univariate, multivariate, and graphical routines for analyzing species sampling data for community ecology. Types of data analyzed are typically species abundance, biomass, presence/absence, and percent area cover, among others. 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. Programmed in the VB.Net environment.
- Clarke, K.R.; Gorley, R.N. (2015). "PRIMER v7: User Manual/Tutorial". PRIMER-E.
- Anderson, M.J.; Gorley, R.N.; Clarke, K.R. (2015). "PERMANOVA+ for PRIMER: Guide to Software and Statistical Methods". PRIMER-E.