Taxonomy with R: Exploring the Taxize-Package

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https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Ernst_Haeckel_-_Tree_of_Life.jpg?resize=110%2C170First off, I’d really like to give a shout-out to the brave people who have created and maintain this great package – the fame is yours!

So, while exploring the capabilities of the package some issues with the ITIS-Server arose and with large datasets things weren’t working out quite well for me.
I then switched to the NCBI API and saw that the result is much better here (way quicker, on first glance also a higher coverage).
At the time there is no taxize-function that will pull taxonomic details from a classification returned by NCBI, that’s why I plugged together a little wrapper – see here:

# some species data:
spec 

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