The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) provides tools to enable users of biodiversity information to find, access, combine and visualise data on Australian plants and animals; these have been made available from < https://ala.org.au/>. ALA4R provides a subset of the tools to be directly used within R. It enables the R community to directly access data and resources hosted by the ALA. ALA4R is deprecated and will be removed from CRAN at the end of 2021. The package to replace ALA4R, 'galah', is now available on CRAN < https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=galah>. For an introduction to 'galah', visit the GitHub page < https://github.com/AtlasOfLivingAustralia/galah>.
The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) provides tools to enable users of biodiversity information to find, access, combine and visualise data on Australian plants and animals; these have been made available from http://www.ala.org.au/. Here we provide a subset of the tools to be directly used within R.
ALA4R enables the R community to directly access data and resources hosted by the ALA.
Stable version from CRAN:
Or the development version from GitHub:
On Linux you will first need to ensure that
<= 3.15) are installed on your system — e.g. on Ubuntu/Debian, open a
terminal and do:
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev libv8-3.14-dev
or install via the Software Centre.
occurrences(..., method="offline")to cope with server-side bug (see https://github.com/AtlasOfLivingAustralia/biocache-service/issues/221)
biocache_versionparameter to server configuration, to support use of ALA4R with other server instances (e.g. other national installations using the ALA server infrastructure)
occurrences(), allowing download of larger datasets with more fields
qa="all" options to
as_is behaviour in
usage of stringr functions now compatible with stringr v1.0.
occurrence_count added to
tests added to tests/testthat.
check_fq()throws a warning not an error if it thinks there is a problem with the
result$classificationobject returned by
species_info()is now a data.frame (https://github.com/AtlasOfLivingAustralia/ALA4R/issues/11).