SOCPROG: Programs for the Analysis of Social Structure
SOCPROG is a series of free MATLAB programs written by Hal Whitehead for analyzing data on social structure, population structure, and movements of identified individuals. The programs are designed to be easy to use, most input is done through graphical user interfaces (i.e., windows with things to click on), and most things can be done without any knowledge of MATLAB (although this helps for custom options, figuring out errors, making your own extensions, etc.). The programs are also designed to be pretty flexible so you can tailor the analyses to your data and hypotheses. SOCPROG is used by marine mammalogists, and other, to examine social structure, usually using data from photo-identifications. The current version is designed to be used with MATLAB7.
These programs are available to anyone who would like to use them. If you would like more information and/or would like to download a copy of these programs, click here.
A helpful user group has also been established by Puja Singh, and can be accessed here.