recology
code and such

UPDATE: In response to Jarrett’s query I laid out a separate use case in which you may want to query by higher taxonomic rankings than species. See below. In addition, added examples of querying b...

We (rOpenSci) started a repo to wrap the API for VertNet, an open access online database of vertebrate specimen records across many collection holders. Find the open source code here - please contr...

The problem: There are a lot of figures in published papers in the scholarly literature, like the below, from (Attwood et. al. 2012)): At some point, a scientist wants to ask a question for whic...

Metadata! Metadata is very cool. It’s super hot right now - everybody is talking about it. Okay, maybe not everyone, but it’s an important part of archiving scholarly work. We are working on a ...

I created an R package a while back to interact with some APIs that serve up data on what our elected represenatives are up to, including the New York Times Congress API, and the Sunlight Labs API....