Calculates the overlap between the volumes defined by two sets of points in cartesian space.

voloverlap(colsp1, colsp2, plot = FALSE, interactive = FALSE, col = c("blue", "red", "darkgrey"), fill = FALSE, new = TRUE, montecarlo = NULL, nsamp = NULL, psize = NULL, lwd = 1, ...)

colsp1, colsp2 | (required) data frame, possibly a result from the |
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plot | logical. Should the volumes and points be plotted? (defaults to |

interactive | logical. If |

col | a vector of length 3 with the colours for (in order) the first volume, the second volume, and the overlap. |

fill | logical. should the two volumes be filled in the plot? (defaults to |

new | logical. Should a new plot window be called? If |

montecarlo | deprecated argument |

nsamp | deprecated argument |

psize | deprecated argument |

lwd | if |

... | additional arguments passed to the plot. See |

Calculates the overlap between the volumes defined by two set of points in colourspace. The volume from the overlap is then given relative to:

`vsmallest`

the volume of the overlap divided by the smallest of that defined by the the two input sets of colour points. Thus, if one of the volumes is entirely contained within the other, this overlap will be`vsmallest = 1`

.`vboth`

the volume of the overlap divided by the combined volume of both input sets of colour points.

Stoddard & Stevens (2011) originally obtained the volume overlap through Monte Carlo simulations of points within the range of the volumes, and obtaining the frequency of simulated values that fall inside the volumes defined by both sets of colour points.

Stoddard & Stevens (2011) also return the value of the overlap relative to one of the volumes (in that case, the host species). However, for other applications this value may not be what one expects to obtain if (1) the two volumes differ considerably in size, or (2) one of the volumes is entirely contained within the other. For this reason, we also report the volume relative to the union of the two input volumes, which may be more adequate in most cases.

Stoddard, M. C., & Prum, R. O. (2008). Evolution of avian plumage color in a tetrahedral color space: A phylogenetic analysis of new world buntings. The American Naturalist, 171(6), 755-776.

Stoddard, M. C., & Stevens, M. (2011). Avian vision and the evolution of egg color mimicry in the common cuckoo. Evolution, 65(7), 2004-2013.

Maia, R., White, T. E., (2018) Comparing colors using visual models. Behavioral Ecology, ary017 doi: 10.1093/beheco/ary017

data(sicalis) tcs.sicalis.C <- subset(colspace(vismodel(sicalis)), "C") tcs.sicalis.T <- subset(colspace(vismodel(sicalis)), "T") tcs.sicalis.B <- subset(colspace(vismodel(sicalis)), "B") voloverlap(tcs.sicalis.T, tcs.sicalis.B)#> vol1 vol2 overlapvol vsmallest vboth #> 1 5.183721e-06 6.281511e-06 6.904074e-07 0.1331876 0.06407598voloverlap(tcs.sicalis.T, tcs.sicalis.C, plot = TRUE)#> vol1 vol2 overlapvol vsmallest vboth #> 1 5.183721e-06 4.739152e-06 0 0 0#> vol1 vol2 overlapvol vsmallest vboth #> 1 5.183721e-06 4.739152e-06 0 0 0