bsam: Bayesian State-Space Models for Animal Movement

Tools to fit Bayesian state-space models to animal tracking data. Models are provided for location filtering, location filtering and behavioural state estimation, and their hierarchical versions. The models are primarily intended for fitting to ARGOS satellite tracking data but options exist to fit to other tracking data types. For Global Positioning System data, consider the 'moveHMM' package. Simplified Markov Chain Monte Carlo convergence diagnostic plotting is provided but users are encouraged to explore tools available in packages such as 'coda' and 'boa'.

Version: 1.1.3
Depends: R (≥ 3.6.0), rjags (≥ 4-10)
Imports: coda (≥ 0.19-3), dplyr (≥ 1.0.0), ggplot2 (≥ 3.3.2), gridExtra (≥ 2.3), msm (≥ 1.6.8), mvtnorm (≥ 1.1-1), rworldxtra (≥ 1.01), sp (≥ 1.2-3), tibble (≥ 3.0.1), lubridate (≥ 1.7.9)
Published: 2020-09-01
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.bsam
Author: Ian Jonsen [aut, cre], Sophie Bestley [ctb], Simon Wotherspoon [ctb], Michael Sumner [ctb], Joanna Mills Flemming [ctb]
Maintainer: Ian Jonsen <ian.jonsen at>
License: GPL-2
URL: <>
NeedsCompilation: no
SystemRequirements: JAGS (>= 4.3.0)
Citation: bsam citation info
Materials: README NEWS
In views: SpatioTemporal, Tracking
CRAN checks: bsam results


Reference manual: bsam.pdf


Package source: bsam_1.1.3.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): bsam_1.1.3.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): bsam_1.1.3.tgz, r-release (x86_64): bsam_1.1.3.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): bsam_1.1.3.tgz
Old sources: bsam archive


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