Bryce Frank

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I have a keen interest in software development with regard to forest inventory systems. I am currently developing and maintaining several packages for use in forest resource analysis.

All of these packages are open source and free to use. If you are interested in collaborating please to do not hesitate to reach me at any one of these contacts.

Python

pyfor: A LiDAR processing package written in the Python programming language.

laxpy: A small package for Python users to access the spatial indexing (.lax) files generated by LASlib. This makes clipping .las files much more memory efficient.

R

forvol: A tree volume equation library written in the R programming language. forvol provides a flexible way for forest inventory professionals to interact with FIA volume equations for various species.

sptotal: A package for estimating population totals of finite populations of spatially correlated data. Developed in conjunction with Matthew Higham, Dr. Jay Ver Hoef, and Dr. Francisco Mauro-Gutierrez (in development).

Javascript

sampling_viewer: An educational tool for visualizing and teaching concepts in finite population sampling and inference. Written using d3.js.