SDMtoolbox Archive

Below are links to older versions of SDMtoolbox and a list of changes:

SDMtoolbox Version 2.0
Date: 7/1/2017
See manuscript!

SDMtoolbox Version 1.1c
Date: 3/13/2015
KNOWN BUGS (to be fixed in future releases):
-create log file output from spatial jackknife tool
-the remove correlated variables tool has a memory limit that causes the tool to fail with large rasters. This is a major issue that requires considerable time to resolve. A completely legitimate workaround is to upscale rasters to higher resolution, i.e. 5 to 10km, and the run the tool. These distances make more sense than 1km given the considerable auto-correlation observed at this resolution. Because of auto-correlation at high resolutions, Pearson correlation coefficients and resulting r2 values might be misleading.

Changes made in this version:
NEW TOOLS:
-None
BUG FIXES:
-Fixed a bug in the Universal SDM tools-> 1. Distribution Changes Between Binary SDMs that caused incorrect calculations
-Fixed a bug in the Basic Tools: Raster Files: Upscale Rasters (by folder)

OTHER:
-Fixed several minor issues

Older Releases:

SDMtoolbox Version 1.1b
Date: 11/4/2014
KNOWN BUGS (to be fixed in future releases):
-create log file output from spatial jackknife tool
-the remove correlated variables tool has a memory limit that causes the tool to fail with large rasters. This is a major issue that requires considerable time to resolve. A completely legitimate workaround is to upscale rasters to higher resolution, i.e. 5 to 10km, and the run the tool. These distances make more sense than 1km given the considerable auto-correlation observed at this resolution. Because of auto-correlation at high resolutions, Pearson correlation coefficients and resulting r2 values might be misleading.

Changes made in this version:
NEW TOOLS:
-Basic Tools: Raster Files: NetCDF to Raster (Folder)
BUG FIXES:
-Run Maxent: spatial jackknife tool. Fixed another error that arose when running a single replicate of spatial jackknifed models and more than 1 replicate for species with too few points to be spatial jackknifed. The bug would cause the latter to not properly run.
– Also added minimum number of occurrences needed model to tool menu
OTHER:

SDMtoolbox Version 1.1a
Date: 10/14/2014
KNOWN BUGS (to be fixed in future releases):
-create log file output from spatial jackknife tool
-the remove correlated variables tool has a memory limit that causes the tool to fail with large rasters. This is a major issue that requires considerable time to resolve. A completely legitimate workaround is to upscale rasters to higher resolution, i.e. 5 to 10km, and the run the tool. These distances make more sense than 1km given the considerable auto-correlation observed at this resolution. Because of auto-correlation at high resolutions, Pearson correlation coefficients and resulting r2 values might be misleading.

Changes made in this version:
NEW TOOLS:
-Basic Tools: Raster Files: Upscale Rasters (by folder)
-Landscape Connectivity: Pairwise All Sites: Create Pairwise Distant Matrix
BUG FIXES:
-Run Maxent: spatial jackknife tool. Fixed an error that arose when running a single replicate of spatial jackknifed models and more than 1 replicate for species with too few points to be spatial jackknifed. The bug would cause the latter to not properly run.
OTHER:

SDMtoolbox Version 1.1
Date: 8/19/2014
KNOWN BUGS (to be fixed in future releases):
-create log file output from spatial jackknife tool
-the remove correlated variables tool has a memory limit that causes the tool to fail with large rasters. This is a major issue that requires considerable time to resolve. A completely legitimate workaround is to upscale rasters to higher resolution, i.e. 5 to 10km, and the run the tool. These distances make more sense than 1km given the considerable auto-correlation observed at this resolution. Because of auto-correlation at high resolutions, Pearson correlation coefficients and resulting r2 values might be misleading.

Changes made in this version:
NEW TOOLS:
-None
BUG FIXES:
-Fixed a major bug that could affect the ranking of models in the Run Maxent: spatial jackknifing tool. Note this bug only manifested itself in a few circumstances, regardless I recommend rerunning all results obtained from SDMtoolbox 1.0-1.0b2 from the spatial jackknifing tool.
– Provided a solution to a menu issue associated with the Run Maxent: spatial jackknife tool.
OTHER:

SDMtoolbox Version 1.0b2
Date: 6/28/2014
KNOWN BUGS (to be fixed in future releases): create log file output from spatial jackknife tool

Changes made in this version:
NEW TOOLS:
-None
BUG FIXES:
-Fixed a bug in the two Universal: Overprediction Correction Tools that would allow table field headings to be selected
-Fixed a menu item in the Spatial Jackknife tool that cause models to be extrapolated when clicked ‘do not extrapolate’
-changed text: ‘location of maxent jar file’ to ‘maxent jar file’
OTHER:

SDMtoolbox Version 1.0b
Date: 5/6/2014
KNOWN BUGS (to be fixed in future releases): none

Changes made in this version:
NEW TOOLS:
-Basic Tools: Raster Files: Define Projection (folder)
BUG FIXES:
-Fixed an error introduced that caused ‘Automatic Settings’ in regularization multiplier settings to cause an error
-Fixed an error to all tools using equal area-projections which caused errors in Europe and North America equal-area projections
-Fixed an projection display error in Friction layer tool
-Updates to ‘Run Maxent tool’ menu
-Updated menus to all Maxent Background Selection tools, clarifying that all template rasters MUST be projected
-Updated and added new distant search feature to the Gaussian Kernel Density of Sampling Localities tool
-Fixed an error associated with using polygon shapefiles as a mask in the extract by mask tool
OTHER:

SDMtoolbox Version: 1.0a
Date: 4/18/2014
Changes:
NEW TOOLS:
-MaxEnt Tools: Background Selection via Bias Files scripts: Sample by Buffered Local Adaptive Convex-Hull
BUG FIXES:
-Fixed Bug in ‘Run Maxent tool’ that causes spaces to be introduced to regularization multiplier value folders
-Fixed two bugs associated with the two dispersal change tools that resulted in errors when file names had “.” periods
OTHER:
-Cleaned up python scripts in all MaxEnt Tools: Background Selection via Bias Files scripts

SDMtoolbox Version: 1.0
Date: 4/11/2014
Changes: First Release