recology
code and such

The first version of binomen is now up on CRAN. It provides various taxonomic classes for defining a single taxon, multiple taxa, and a taxonomic data.frame. It is designed as a companion to taxize...

I gave two talks recently at the annual Crossref meeting, one of which was a somewhat technical overview of programmatic clients for Crossref APIs. Check out the talk here. I talked about the motiv...

I maintain an R client for the GBIF API, at rgbif. Been working on it for a few years, and recently been thinking that there should be a nice low level client for Python as well. I didn’t see one s...

I’ve recently made some improvements to the functions that work with ISD (Integrated Surface Database) data. isd data The isd() function now caches more intelligently. We now cache using .rd...

Measuring use of open source software isn’t always straightforward. The problem is especially acute for software targeted largely at academia, where usage is not measured just by software downloads...