skbio.math.diversity.alpha.mcintosh_d

skbio.math.diversity.alpha.mcintosh_d(counts)[source]

Calculate McIntosh dominance index D.

Parameters:

counts : 1-D array_like, int

Vector of counts.

Returns:

double

McIntosh dominance index D.

See also

mcintosh_e

Notes

The index was proposed in [R53]. The implementation here is based on the description given in the SDR-IV online manual [R54].

References

[R53](1, 2) McIntosh, R. P. 1967 An index of diversity and the relation of certain concepts to diversity. Ecology 48, 1115-1126.
[R54](1, 2) http://www.pisces-conservation.com/sdrhelp/index.html