The shapes package in R : Statistical Shape Analysis


Dryden, I. L. (2015). shapes package. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria. Contributed package. Version 1.1-11. URL http://www.R-project.org


The shapes package contains routines for the statistical analysis of shapes. Note that you will need to have access to R on your machine, and then the shapes package is loaded in using the command library(shapes) .

Windows users: after starting R, the package is simply installed using the menu option Packages -> Install Package(s) from CRAN and then select shapes from the long list of packages.

Other platforms: see below and the R web pages.

A very brief set of examples (text file) is available.

The shapes package manual.


Version 1.1-11 is the current latest version available (August 18, 2015)

The shapes package can be downloaded from CRAN (Comprehensive R Archive Network) : shapes

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Brief installation instructions: INSTALL


Reference to the methodology: Dryden and Mardia (1998) Statistical shape analysis, Wiley.
Please report any errors to Ian Dryden, University of Nottingham. If you find these routines useful or not then please let me know. Also, acknowledgement of the use of the routines is appreciated, especially by using the reference:

Dryden, I. L. (2015). shapes package. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria. Contributed package. Version 1-1.11. URL http://www.R-project.org

  @Manual{Dryden-shapes,
     title        = {{\tt shapes} package},
     author       = {Dryden, I. L.},
     organization = {R Foundation for Statistical Computing},
     address      = {Vienna, Austria},
     year         = 2015,
     note         = {Contributed package, Version 1.1-11.},
     url          = {http://www.R-project.org}
   }

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