Tools for Interacting with the Brazilian Flora 2020

Tools to quickly compile taxonomic and distribution data from the Brazilian Flora 2020.


flora 0.3.0

  • Much improved performance
  • Updated dataset (27th Oct 2017)

flora 0.2.9

  • New function to retrieve information on vegetation types for a list of taxa (get_vegtype)

flora 0.2.8

  • New function to list all the synonyms of a name (get.synonyms)

  • New functions to get phytogeographic domains (get_domains)

  • Removed shiny from imports

flora 0.2.7

  • Updated dataset (21st Feb 2016)

  • New parse option in get.taxa to remove authors using the GBIF parser

  • Changed the name of the data source from Brazilian Flora Checklist to Brazilian Flora 2020

flora 0.2.6

  • Updated dataset (31st July)

  • Export taxa in the Phylomatic format

flora 0.2.5

  • Updated dataset (April 29th)

  • Fixed linkouts in web.flora

  • Fixed species occurrences

flora 0.2.4

  • Updated dataset (March 15th)

  • Added option to crosscheck the returned taxa against the CNC Flora red list

flora 0.2.3

  • Fixed the name suggestion code

  • More conservative approximate name matching to avoid incorrect suggestions

  • Included a slider in the web app to control the name matching conservativeness

flora 0.2.2

  • Fixed a bug where duplicate names where not processed correctly

  • Speed improvements

  • New shiny web app included

flora 0.2

  • All needed data is now included in the package. No internet connection needed

  • New function get.taxa to get taxonomic data

  • New function occurrence to get occurrence data

  • New function fixCase to fix name casing

  • New function lower.taxa to get downstream taxa

  • New function remove.authors to attempt to remove authors from names

  • New function standardize.names to standardize taxon names

  • New function trim to trim whitespace characters from names

  • New function vernacular to search for taxa using vernacular names

  • Much improved suggest.names

  • is now deprecated

  • fmt.taxa is now deprecated

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0.3.4 by Gustavo Carvalho, a year ago

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Authors: Gustavo Carvalho

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

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GPL (>= 2) license

Imports httr, dplyr, utils, jsonlite, stringdist

Suggests testthat, shiny

See at CRAN