warbleR: Streamline Bioacoustic Analysis

lifecycle Dependencies Project Status: Active The project has reached a stable, usable state and is being actively developed. Licence minimal R version CRAN_Status_Badge Total Downloads

warbleR logo

warbleR is intended to facilitate the analysis of the structure of animal acoustic signals in R. Users can collect open-access avian recordings or enter their own data into a workflow that facilitates spectrographic visualization and measurement of acoustic parameters. warbleR makes use of the fundamental sound analysis tools of the seewave package, and offers new tools for acoustic structure analysis. These tools are available for batch analysis of acoustic signals.

The main features of the package are:

The package offers functions to:

Most of the functions allow the parallelization of tasks, which distributes the tasks among several processors to improve computational efficiency. Tools to evaluate the performance of the analysis at each step are also available.

Install/load the package from CRAN as follows:


#load package

To install the latest developmental version from github you will need the R package remotes:


#load package

For details and example usage, visit the warbleR package website.

A full description of the package (although a bit outdated) can be found in this journal article.

Please cite warbleR as follows:

Araya-Salas, M. and Smith-Vidaurre, G. (2017), warbleR: an r package to streamline analysis of animal acoustic signals. Methods Ecol Evol. 8, 184-191. link

NOTE: please also cite the tuneR and seewave packages if you use any spectrogram-creating or acoustic-measuring functions