New development release available (3.99_001)

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Shawn Laffan

Sep 27, 2021, 5:47:02 PM9/27/21
A new development release of Biodiverse is now available.  This is the
first in the 3.99 series, leading to a version 4 release.

You can access it through

An executable is available only for Windows at this time.  Mac and Linux
releases can be made if needed.

This release represents more than a year's worth of developments. More
details and links relating to the new developments can be accessed at

A few highlights include:

Randomisations also generate z-scores.

The random swaps algorithm has been implemented.

Calculation of the MPD, MNTD, NRI and NTI indices is now much faster.

Median and percentile values for label and group properties are

There is also an initial attempt to deal with external GDAL and Proj
DLLs in the path on Windows.  This needs testing.

Please give it a test run and report any errors or suggest any
improvements.  You can use this email list or the project issue tracker


Prof Shawn Laffan, FMSSANZ
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
UNSW, Sydney 2052, Australia
Tel +61 2 9065 5607 (free diversity analysis software)

International Journal of Geographical Information Science

UNSW CRICOS Provider Code 00098G

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