Preface

This guide will take you through how to make and link your own modules using SpaDES in two examples. Both examples draw on basic uses of statistical models in ecology, notably the relationships between enviromental variables and species abundance and presence.

Part 1 is very minimal, and uses only dummy data. It is meant to introduce you to the different components of a SpaDES module. Part 2 uses real and freely available data, and provides a deeper look into several useful aspects of SpaDES, notably caching and spatial data processing.

To install SpaDES, please have a look at SpaDES installation.