recology
code and such

taxize use case: Resolving species names when you have a lot of them Species names can be a pain in the ass, especially if you are an ecologist. We ecologists aren’t trained in taxonomy, yet we of...

Open Science Science is becoming more open in many areas: publishing, data sharing, lab notebooks, and software. There are many benefits to open science. For example, sharing research data alo...

The Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) (see their website for more info here) has data on the invasiveness status of many species. From taxize you can now query the GISD database. Introducing...

RStudio has a new product called Shiny that, quoting from their website, “makes it super simple for R users like you to turn analyses into interactive web applications that anyone can use”. See her...

UPDATE: there were some errors in the tests for taxize, so the binaries aren’t avaiable yet. You can install from source though, see below. Getting taxonomic information for the set of species you...