A serious bug has been found in the source code which should be taken into account by all users worked with previous versions of FishResp (i.e. 0.1; 0.2; 0.3; 0.4). Specifically, the function calculate.MR converted incorrectly time units from seconds to hours which led to 3.6-fold underestimation of absolute and mass-specific metabolic rate. To fix wrong calculation of metabolic rate estimates, please multiply them by 3.6 times in the final dataset (excluding factorial metabolic scope and background respiration).
We thank Nicholas Carey, the developer of the R-package ‘respR‘, for comparing outputs of our packages and detecting this bug. Now, both ‘respR’ and FishResp show identical results with the same input data. We are also grateful to people who have found missing information in package documentation or minor bugs in the code over the last two years. All of them are fixed: source code, documentation and demo-data have been updated in the version 1.0.1.
Beta testing is over. The official release of the ‘FishResp’ software will be announced in October 2018.