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rgbif changes in v0.4

November 21, 2013 | rOpenSci Blog - R

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is a warehouse of species occurrence data - collecting data from a lot of different sources. Our package rgbif allows you to interact with GBIF from R. We interact with GBIF via their Application Programming Interface, or API. Our last version on CRAN (v0.3) ... [Read more...]

taxize changes

November 19, 2013 | rOpenSci Blog - R

We are building a taxonomic toolbelt for R called taxize - which gives you programmatic access to many sources of taxonomic data on the web. We just pushed a new version to CRAN (v0.1.5) with a lot of changes (see here for a rundown). Here are a few highlights of ... [Read more...]

Species occurrence data to CartoDB

November 4, 2013 | rOpenSci Blog - R

We have previously written about creating interactive maps on the web from R, with the interactive maps on Github. See here, here, here, and here. A different approach is to use CartoDB, a freemium service with sql interface to your data tables that provides a map to visualize data in ... [Read more...]
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