This package assists in handling functional trait data and transferring them into the Trait Data Standard (Schneider et al. in preparation).
There are two major use cases for the package:
The toolset of the package includes
The package can be installed from Github via the ‘devtools’ package
data(carabids) thesaurus <- as.thesaurus( body_length = as.trait("body_length", expectedUnit = "mm", identifier = "length" ), antenna_length = as.trait("antenna_length", expectedUnit = "mm", identifier = "antenna" ), metafemur_length = as.trait("metafemur_length", expectedUnit = "mm", identifier = "metafemur" ), eyewidth = as.trait("eyewidth_corr", expectedUnit = "mm", identifier = "eyewidth" ) ) traitdataset1 <- standardize(carabids, thesaurus = thesaurus, taxa = "name_correct", units = "mm" )
A documentation is available online at http://ecologicaltraitdata.github.io/traitdataform/ or offline in the package vignette ‘traitdataform’.
The traitdataform package links to a couple of datasets, which are used for demo purposes in the vignette and documentation, but can be used for research and production use.
The datasets have been published by their authors under Creative Commons 0 or Creative Commons Attribution license, which means they can be copied, modified, distributed without asking permission. Attribution must be given according to the dataset license.
For additional information and interpretation of the data please refer to the help pages of the data objects (e.g. calling
?carabids in R) and the original data sources given therein.
If you want further datasources published under Creative Commons Licenses or in the public domain being added to this package, feel free to file a pull-request with a script for download and harmonization in the
data/ directory and a documentation appended to
The package is under open source development. You are invited to submit pull-requests with your improvements.
We are aiming to provide the following features in future iterations of the package:
Schneider, F.D. (2017) traitdataform - harmonizing ecological trait data in R, v0.2, doi: xxx.xxx, http://ecologicaltraitdata.github.io/traitdataform
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