CRAN version R-CMD-check

This package contains functions designed for processing and analyzing shipboard DAS data. This package was originally designed to handle DAS data collected using WinCruz, the ship-based line-transect data collection software developed by the Southwest Fisheries Science Center. However, the swfscDAS package can be used by anyone who has collected DAS data that meets the format requirements described in the ‘DAS data format’ section below, for instance to process decades of available NOAA Fisheries DAS survey data.

More generally, the package is intended to standardize and streamline basic DAS data processing. Functionality currently includes reading DAS data into a data frame, processing this data (extracting state and condition information for each DAS event), and summarizing sighting, effort, and comment information. Learn more in vignette("swfscDAS")


You can install the released version of swfscDAS from CRAN with:


You can install the developmental version of swfscDAS from GitHub with:

# install.packages("remotes")

DAS data format

swfscDAS expects data to follow the conventions and format used by the WinCruz program. You can download a PDF here describing the DAS data format requirements. See das_format_pdf for instructions on how to access the local copy of the format PDF that is included in the package.


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