The advantage of R over most common sound analysis software (e.g. Raven, SAP, Avisoft) is its higher flexibility, which allows the implementation of custom made analyses that better fit the research questions and the characteristics of the vocalizations. However, this requires some proficiency in R coding that may dissuade beginners. Hopefully the codes I make available here will encourage bioacousticians to take advantage of this powerful tool.
Most of the tools I have developed for acoustic analysis are now available in the R packages warbleR, Rraven, baRulho and dynaSpec. I will also post R scripts to detail the usage of new addtions to these packages. Check out the article describing warbleR. Please cite this paper when using any of the package functions.
Sound analysis in R has been made possible owing to the awesome package seewave. Take a look at seewave’s website to learn more about its different tools. I will also post code containing functions from the packages monitoR, soundgen, bioacoustics and tuneR.Posts: