Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Version 0.6.0 of the openModeller library released

Version 0.6.0 of the openModeller library is now available. This release contains mainly new features, including:
  • Drivers to directly read occurrences from GBIF or TAPIR/DarwinCore providers.
  • A new command-line tool (om_points) that can be used to retrieve occurrence data using any of the available drivers.
  • A new command-line tool (om_algorithm) to get information about the available algorithms.
  • A new Maximum Entropy algorithm with two training methods: GIS (Generalized Iterative Scaling) and L-BFGS (Limited-Memory Variable Metric).

The GARP Best Subsets algorithm was also changed to accept the "max threads" parameter, which can be used to speed up the modelling process in multi-processor machines.

More details about this release can be found here: