cultevo provides implementations of functions and statistical tests often used in the study of cultural evolution. See the Function reference for a full list of functions.


In order to install the latest development version you first need the devtools package


then install the latest code from the github repository via



This package can be cited as:

Stadler, Kevin (2017) cultevo: Tools, Measures and Statistical Tests for Cultural Evolution. R package.

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

    author = {Kevin Stadler},
    title = {cultevo: Tools, Measures and Statistical Tests for Cultural Evolution},
    type = {R package},
    year = {2017},
    url = {},


This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license, Copyright (c) 2014-2017 Kevin Stadler.