Posts Tagged ‘ datasets ’

Weecology can has new mammal dataset

December 29, 2011
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Weecology can has new mammal dataset

So the Weecology folks have published a large dataset on mammal communities in a data paper in Ecology.  I know nothing about mammal communities, but that doesn't mean one can't play with the data...Their dataset consists of five csv files: &...

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My little presentation on getting web data through R

October 28, 2011
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My little presentation on getting web data through R

With examples from rOpenSci R packages. p.s. I am no expert at this...Web data from R View more presentations from schamber

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World Tourism Day, and Google Public Data Explore

September 27, 2011
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World Tourism Day, and Google Public Data Explore

Today is the World Tourism Day! So let’s speak about some tourism related datasets – and others. Among other nice functions, Google offers a Public Data Explore in a beta version which provides a collection of datasets from OECD, IMF, Eurostat, … Continue reading →

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rnpn: An R interface for the National Phenology Network

August 31, 2011
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rnpn: An R interface for the National Phenology Network

The team at rOpenSci and I have been working on a wrapper for the USA National Phenology Network API. The following is a demo of some of the current possibilities. We will have more functions down the road. Get the publicly available code, and contribu...

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(#ESA11) rOpenSci: a collaborative effort to develop R-based tools for facilitating Open Science

August 8, 2011
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(#ESA11) rOpenSci: a collaborative effort to develop R-based tools for facilitating Open Science

Our development team would like to announce the launch of rOpenSci. As the title states, this project aims to create R packages to make open science more available to researchers.http://ropensci.org/ What this means is t...

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rbold: An R Interface for Bold Systems barcode repository

June 28, 2011
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rbold: An R Interface for Bold Systems barcode repository

Have you ever wanted to search and fetch barcode data from Bold Systems?I am developing functions to interface with Bold from R. I just started, but hopefully folks will find it useful.The code is at Github here. The two functions are still very buggy,...

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iEvoBio 2011 Synopsis

June 22, 2011
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iEvoBio 2011 Synopsis

We just wrapped up the 2011 iEvoBio meeting. It was awesome! If you didn't go this year or last year, definitely think about going next year.Here is a list of the cool projects that were discussed at the meeting (apologies if I left some out):Vistrails...

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OpenStates from R via API: watch your elected representatives

June 10, 2011
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OpenStates from R via API: watch your elected representatives

I am writing some functions to acquire data from the OpenStates project, via their API. They have a great support community at Google Groups as well.On its face this post is not obviously about ecology or evolution, but well, our elected represent...

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R and Google Visualization API: Fish harvests

January 17, 2011
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R and Google Visualization API: Fish harvests

I recently gathered fish harvest data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administarion (NOAA), which I downloaded from Infochimps. The data is fish harvest by weight and value, by species for 21 years, from 1985 to 2005. Here is a link to a google document of the data I used below: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aq6aW8n11tS_dFRySXQzYkppLXFaU2F5aC04d19ZS0E&hl=en################# Fish harvest data...

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just for fun: Recovery.gov data snooping

January 11, 2011
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just for fun: Recovery.gov data snooping

Okay, so this isn't ecology related at all, but I like exploring data sets. So here goes...Propublica has some awesome data sets available at their website: http://www.propublica.org/tools/I played around with their data set on Recovery.gov (see hyperl...

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