Added a

`NEWS.md`

file to track changes to the package.Added argument

`pos_def`

to function`rand_cor_mat`

to make bending of a non-positive-definite correlation matrix to a positive-definite matrix optional.Added example data frame

`df_error_bivar`

with plot errors for two traits across three locations generated using`field_trial_error`

.Added example data frame

`df_gv_unstr`

with simulated genetic values for two traits across three environments generated using`unstr_asr_input`

and`unstr_asr_output`

.Added functionality to simulate extraneous variation to

`field_trial_error`

.Added internal functions

`spline_interp`

and`fill_matrix`

to interpolate and extrapolate missing values if some NAs remain after bivariate interpolation.Added

`make_phenotypes`

to create phenotypes through combination of genetic values and plot errors.Added

`qq_plot`

to compare the theoretical quantiles of a normal distribution with the sample quantiles of the distribution of a user-defined effect.Added

`sample_variogram`

to create a variogram of a user-defined effect.Added

`theoretical_variogram`

to create a theoretical variogram.Added vignette

`compound_symmetry_GxE_demo`

to demonstrate the simulation of genetic values using a compound symmetry GxE model.Added vignette

`spatial_error_demo`

to demonstrate the simulation of plot errors and phenotypes for a multi-environment plant breeding trial.Added vignette

`unstructured_GxE_demo`

to demonstrate the simulation of genetic values using an unstructured GxE model.Removed argument

`env`

from function`plot_effects`

.Replaced package

`fields`

for graphics in`plot_effects`

by`ggplot2`

.Set the

`complexity`

argument of`field_trial_error`

by default to the maximum number of columns and rows in each environment.Updated Description in

`DESCRIPTION`

.

Argument

`ext_ord`

replaced arguments`ext_col_cor`

and`ext_row_cor`

in function`field_trial_error`

.Factorised argument

`env`

,`rep`

and`id`

in functions`field_trial_error`

,`make_phenotypes`

,`unstr_asr_output`

,`compsym_asr_output`

.Randomisation fixed in function

`make_phenotypes`

.Changed default parameters for

`col_cor`

and`row_cor`

,`prop_spatial`

, and`complexity`

in function`field_trial_error`

.Argument

`plot_labels`

added to function`plot_effects`

.Added function

`qq_plot`

to create quantile-quantile (Q-Q) plots.Added function

`sample_variogram`

to create sample variograms.Added function

`theoretical_variogram`

to create theoretical variograms.

Replaced all instances of

`_`

with`.`

in function arguments, e.g.,`pos.def`

replaced`pos_def`

.Replaced all instances of

`n_`

with`n`

in function arguments, e.g.,`ntraits`

replaced`n_traits`

and`nenvs`

replaced`n_envs`

.Added

`multi_asr_input`

and`multi_asr_output`

wrapper functions for simulating genetic values based on a multiplicative model for GxE interaction.Added

`small.positive`

argument to function`rand_cor_mat`

, which is passed to the`bend`

function.Updated data frames to reflect the data used in the manuscript

`FieldSimR: An R package for simulating plot data in multi-environment field trials`

.Changed names of example data frames from

`df_error_bivar`

and`df_gv_unstr`

to`error_df_bivar`

and`gv_df_unstr`

, respectively.Replaced

`rel.main.eff.A`

with`prop.main`

,`rel.main.eff.DD`

with`prop.mainD`

, and`rel.main.eff.AA`

with`prop.mainAA`

in the`compsym_asr_input`

function, since these arguments define the proportion of main effect variance, not the relative magnitude.`prop.main`

was implemented instead of`prop.mainA`

, since this argument is aligned with`var`

, i.e., it represents the proportion of additive or total main effect variance depending on whether`useVarA = TRUE`

or`FALSE`

in`AlphaSimR`

.Added

`return.effects`

argument to the`make_phenotypes`

function for returning the plot errors and genetic values for each trait. The latter will be returned in randomised order when`randomise = TRUE`

.Added functionality for

`plot_effects`

to display the factor`block`

, instead of a numeric column.Added

`plot_matrix`

function for graphically displaying a symmetric matrix, e.g., correlation or covariance matrix, in a similar manner to the`plot_effects`

function. This function allows the matrix to be ordered based on a dendrogram, and split into user-defined groups.