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API

The Diversity.API submodule provides the API that must be extended for new AbstractTypes, AbstractPartition and AbstractMetacommunity subtypes.

Usage

Providing additional code to extend the functionality of the system is simple:

using Diversity.Phylogenetics
importall Diversity.API

function _counttypes(phy::Phylogeny)
    return phy.nancestral
end

extends Diversity.API._counttypes() (and therefore the directly accessible counttypes() interface) to handle the Phylogeny subtype of AbstractTypes.

# Diversity.APIModule.

The Diversity.API submodule should be imported if you want to create a new type, partition or metacommunity subtype. Otherwise it can be ignored.

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# Diversity.API.AbstractMetacommunityType.

AbstractMetacommunity{FP, ARaw, APro, Sim, Part}

AbstractMetacommunity is the abstract supertype of all metacommunity types. AbstractMetacommunity subtypes allow you to define how to partition your total metacommunity (e.g. an ecosystem) into smaller components (e.g. subcommunities), and how to assess similarity between individuals within it.

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# Diversity.API.AbstractPartitionType.

AbstractPartition

Abstract supertype for all partitioning types. AbstractPartition subtypes allow you to define how to partition your total metacommunity (e.g. an ecosystem) into smaller components (e.g. subcommunities).

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# Diversity.API.AbstractTypesType.

AbstractTypes

Abstract supertype for all similarity types. Its subtypes allow you to define how similarity is measured between individuals.

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# Diversity.API._calcabundanceFunction.

_calcabundance(t::AbstractTypes, a::AbstractArray)

Calculates the abundance a for AbstractTypes, t (if necessary). May be implemented by each AbstractTypes subtype.

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# Diversity.API._calcordinarinessFunction.

_calcordinariness(t::AbstractTypes, a::AbstractArray, scale::Real)

Calculates the ordinariness of abundance a from AbstractTypes, t. May be implemented by each AbstractTypes subtype.

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# Diversity.API._calcsimilarityFunction.

_calcsimilarity(t::AbstractTypes, scale::Real)

Retrieves (and possibly calculates) a similarity matrix from t. Must be implemented by each AbstractTypes subtype.

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# Diversity.API._countsubcommunitiesFunction.

_countsubcommunities(::AbstractPartition)

Returns number of subcommunities in a partition, p. May be implemented by each AbstractPartition subtype. Default is to count length of subcommunity name vector.

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# Diversity.API._counttypesFunction.

_counttypes(::AbstractTypes, raw::Bool)

Returns number of types in an AbstractTypes object, t. May be implemented by each AbstractTypes subtype. raw determines whether to count the number of raw or processed types, which varies, for instance, when the types are determined by a phylogeny. Default is to count length of corresponding types name vector.

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# Diversity.API._getabundanceFunction.

_getabundance(m::AbstractMetacommunity, raw::Bool)

Returns the abundances array of the metacommunity. Must be implemented by each AbstractMetacommunity subtype.

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# Diversity.API._getmetaabundanceFunction.

_getmetaabundance(m::AbstractMetacommunity, raw::Bool)

Returns the metacommunity abundances of the metacommunity. May be implemented by each AbstractMetacommunity subtype.

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# Diversity.API._getmetaordinariness!Function.

_getmetaordinariness!(m::AbstractMetacommunity)

Returns (and possibly calculates) the ordinariness of the metacommunity as a whole. May be implemented by each AbstractMetacommunity subtype.

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# Diversity.API._getordinariness!Function.

_getordinariness!(m::AbstractMetacommunity)

Returns (and possibly calculates) the ordinariness array of the subcommunities. May be implemented by each AbstractMetacommunity subtype.

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# Diversity.API._getpartitionFunction.

_getpartition(::AbstractMetacommunity)

Returns the AbstractPartition component of the metacommunity. Must be implemented by each AbstractMetacommunity subtype.

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# Diversity.API._getscaleFunction.

_getscale(m::AbstractMetacommunity)

Returns a scaling factor for the metacommunity (needed for phylogenetics). Normally ignored. Must be implemented by each AbstractMetacommunity subtype.

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# Diversity.API._getsubcommunitynamesFunction.

_getsubcommunitynames(p::AbstractPartition)

Returns the names of the subcommunities in the partition object. Must be implemented by each AbstractPartition subtype.

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# Diversity.API._gettypenamesFunction.

_gettypenames(t::AbstractTypes, raw::Bool)

Returns the names of the types in an AbstractTypes object. Must be implemented by each AbstractTypes subtype. raw determines whether to count the number of raw or processed types, which varies, for instance, when the types are determined by a phylogeny.

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# Diversity.API._gettypesFunction.

_gettypes(::AbstractMetacommunity)

Returns the AbstractTypes component of the metacommunity. Must be implemented by each AbstractMetacommunity subtype.

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# Diversity.API._getweightFunction.

_getweight(m::AbstractMetacommunity)

Returns the subcommunity weights of the metacommunity. May be implemented by each AbstractMetacommunity subtype.

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# Diversity.API.floattypesFunction.

floattypes(t)

This function returns a set containing the floating point types that are compatible with the Diversity-related object, t.

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# Diversity.API.mcmatchFunction.

mcmatch(procm::AbstractArray, sim::AbstractTypes, part::AbstractPartition)

Checks for type and size compatibility for elements contributing to a Metacommunity

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# Diversity.API.typematchMethod.

typematch(args...)

Checks whether the types of a variety of Diversity-related objects have compatible types (using floattypes()).

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