Monday, March 12, 2007

Released version 0.4.1 of the library

A new version of the openModeller library is available. This release (0.4.1) includes some changes and new features:
  • New algorithm EnvironmentalDistance supporting three different metrics: Euclidean, Mahalanobis and Gower. When used with Gower and maximum distance of 1, this algorithm should be equivalent to DOMAIN.
  • It is now possible to specify absence points in the localities file, which has a new format: four mandatory columns (id, label, longitude and latitude) and one optional column (abundance). Absences are indicated with abundance equal to zero. All values must now be separated by TABs, so labels (usually scientific names) can contain spaces. The new column "id" is used to identify the individual records.
  • For developers, there's initial support to cmake (should compile on GNU/Linux and Mac OS X).