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Table 4 Descriptive statistics and correlation coefficients for randomly generated count data sets (i) before and (ii) after the SACFOR encoding and numeric conversion. Both before and after data sets are transformed (log10). Values are based on 10 iterations of the simulation

From: Converting SACFOR data for statistical analysis: validation, demonstration and further possibilities

 Number of species per observationDensity/numerical conversion value
Raw densityConverted valueRaw densityConverted value
Mean (standard deviation)106.88 (± 3.15)106.88 (± 3.15)1.39 (± 0.08)1.22 (± 0.07)
Paired values (standard deviation)99.63% (± 0.34)99.63% (± 0.34)0.01% (± 0.00)7.30% (± 2.64)
Spearman rank test rho statistic (standard deviation)1.00 (± 0.00)0.89 (± 0.02)