User’s guide for MapMark4—An R package for the probability calculations in three-part mineral resource assessments

Techniques and Methods 7-C14
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Abstract

MapMark4 is a software package that implements the probability calculations in three-part mineral resource assessments. Functions within the software package are written in the R statistical programming language. These functions, their documentation, and a copy of this user’s guide are bundled together in R’s unit of shareable code, which is called a “package.” This user’s guide includes step-by-step instructions showing how the functions are used to carry out the probability calculations. The calculations are demonstrated using test data, which are included in the package.

Suggested Citation

Ellefsen, K.J., 2017, User’s guide for MapMark4—An R package for the probability calculations in three-part mineral resource assessments: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 7, chap. C14, 23 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm7C14.

ISSN: 2328-7055 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Overview of Probability Calculations
  • Data for Probability Calculations
  • Preparatory Steps
  • Probability Calculations
  • Archive of the Calculation Results
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1. Probability Calculations for a Tonnage Model
  • Appendix 2. Custom Distribution for the Number of Undiscovered Deposits
  • Appendix 3.Installation Instructions
  • Appendix 4.Calculation Scripts

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title User’s guide for MapMark4—An R package for the probability calculations in three-part mineral resource assessments
Series title Techniques and Methods
Series number 7-C14
DOI 10.3133/tm7C14
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center
Description Report: iv, 23 p.; Installation Instructions: 4.0 kb txt; Example R Scripts: 4.0 kb; Downloadable Software Package: 856 kb; Downloadable Source Code: HTML
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Section C: Computer Programs in Book 7 Automated Data Processing and Computations
First page 1
Last page 23
Public Comments Chapter 14 of Section C: Computer Programs in Book 7 Automated Data Processing and Computations
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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