ICES Vocabularies Database Web Services

R interface to access the RECO POX web services of the ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) Vocabularies database <>.


icesVocab 1.1-3 (2019-01-11)

o Switched to using https route to webservice to fix errors introduced by http redirection from http to https on the web server for systems unable to handle http redirection.

icesVocab 1.1-2 (2016-12-08)

o Fixed mistake in using wget method in download.file. Now if download.file is unsuccessful, the slower url() function will be used in place.

icesVocab 1.1-0 (2016-12-08)

o Added function findAphia() to look up species codes.

o Added function findCode() to look up codes given a code type.

o Added function findCodeType() to look up code types.

o Improved XML parsing, so both leading and trailing white space is removed.

o Improved XML parsing, so "" and "NA" is converted to NA.

o Improved XML parsing of code details so that child and parent relations are returned.

o Improved url reading to avoid the use of RCurl.

icesVocab 1.0-0 (2016-09-15)

o Initial release.

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1.1.9 by Colin Millar, 10 months ago

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Authors: Colin Millar [aut, cre] , Arni Magnusson [aut]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports utils, xml2

Suggests testthat

Suggested by icesDatras.

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