tabula: Analysis, Seriation and Visualization of Archaeological Count Data

An easy way to examine archaeological count data. This package provides a convenient and reproducible toolkit for relative and absolute dating and analysis of (chronological) patterns. It includes functions for matrix seriation (reciprocal ranking, CA-based seriation), chronological modeling and dating of archaeological assemblages and/or objects. Beyond these, the package provides several tests and measures of diversity: heterogeneity and evenness (Brillouin, Shannon, Simpson, etc.), richness and rarefaction (Chao1, Chao2, ACE, ICE, etc.), turnover and similarity (Brainerd-Robinson, etc.). The package make it easy to visualize count data and statistical thresholds: rank vs abundance plots, heatmaps, Ford (1962) and Bertin (1977) diagrams.

Version: 1.6.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.3)
Imports: arkhe (≥ 0.3.0), dimensio, ggplot2, grDevices, methods, rlang, stats, utils
Suggests: covr, folio, khroma, knitr, magrittr, rmarkdown, testthat (≥ 3.0.0), vdiffr
Published: 2021-05-11
Author: Nicolas Frerebeau ORCID iD [aut, cre], Brice Lebrun ORCID iD [ctb], Matthew Peeples ORCID iD [ctb], Ben Marwick ORCID iD [ctb], Anne Philippe ORCID iD [ctb], Jean-Baptiste Fourvel ORCID iD [ctb]
Maintainer: Nicolas Frerebeau <nicolas.frerebeau at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: tabula citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: tabula results


Reference manual: tabula.pdf
Vignettes: Bibliography
Dating Methods
Diversity Measures
Package source: tabula_1.6.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release: tabula_1.6.0.tgz, r-oldrel: tabula_1.6.0.tgz
Old sources: tabula archive


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