Interface to the iDigBio Data API

An interface to iDigBio's search API that allows downloading specimen records. Searches are returned as a data.frame. Other functions such as the metadata end points return lists of information. iDigBio is a US project focused on digitizing and serving museum specimen collections on the web. See <> for information on iDigBio.

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install.packages("ridigbio", type="source")

Basic usage

idig_search_records(rq=list(family="holothuriidae"), limit=1000)

Complete list of terms that can be used is available here




Reference manual

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0.3.5 by Matthew Collins, 4 years ago

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Authors: Francois Michonneau [aut, cph] , Matthew Collins [aut, cre] , Scott Chamberlain [ctb] , Kevin Love [ctb] , Hem Nalini Morzaria-Luna [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports stats, plyr, httr, jsonlite

Suggests testthat

Imported by spocc.

See at CRAN