# popbayes

The goal of the R package `popbayes`

is to infer trends of
one or several populations over time from series of counts. It does so
by accounting for count precision (provided or inferred based on expert
knowledge, e.g. guesstimates), smoothing the population rate of increase
over time, and accounting for the maximum demographic potential of
species. Inference is carried out in a Bayesian framework. This work is
part of the FRB-CESAB working group AfroBioDrivers.

## Installation

**Before using this package, users need to install the freeware
JAGS.**

You can install the stable version of the package from the CRAN with:

`install.packages("popbayes")`

Alternatively you can install the development version from GitHub with:

```
# install.packages("remotes")
remotes::install_github("frbcesab/popbayes", build_vignettes = TRUE)
```

## Overview

## Get started

Please read the Get
started vignette.

## Citation

Please cite this package as:

Casajus N. & Pradel R. (2023) popbayes: Bayesian model to
estimate population trends from counts series. R package version 1.2.0.
URL: https://frbcesab.github.io/popbayes/.

You can also run:

```
citation("popbayes")
## A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is:
##
## @Manual{,
## title = {{popbayes}: {B}ayesian model to estimate population trends from counts series,
## author = {{Casajus N.}, and {Pradel R.}},
## year = {2023},
## note = {R package version 1.2.0},
## url = {https://frbcesab.github.io/popbayes/},
## }
```