traitdataform 0.5.5 2019-06-05

  • upgrading vignette to knitr v1.23 upon request of CRAN

traitdataform 0.5.4 2019-05-06

  • enforce UTF-8 environment in Latin-1 locale now works for

traitdataform 0.5.3 (released on CRAN 2019-04-16) 2019-04-16

  • character issues in strict Latin-1 locale have been resolved (apostrophe and en-dash)
  • a dependency on an external resource (ETS.csv) is now static.

traitdataform 0.5.2 (released on CRAN 30.12.2018) 2018-12-30

  • solve minor compliance issues with CRAN: use LICENSE template

traitdataform 0.5.1 Unreleased

  • thorough spell-checking
  • set heavy examples to ‘dontrun’

traitdataform 0.5.0 (released 04.12.2018) Unreleased


stable, for submission on CRAN. From this point on, backwards compatibility will be maintained.

minor changes (since v0.4):

  • complete package vignette
  • improved unit handling
  • solid demo data import

traitdataform 0.4.4 Unreleased

  • finalize vignette (include section on writing data)

traitdataform 0.4.3 Unreleased

  • update rbind.traitdataform() to specify metadata handling

traitdataform 0.4.2 Unreleased

  • finalize package vignette
  • simplify demo data calls
  • fix handling of measurementID as factor
  • fix return of output in standardize()

traitdataform 0.4.1 Unreleased

  • update package vignette
  • fix print methods
  • fix thesaurus function
  • set helper functions internal (not exported)
  • fix file import for carabids

traitdataform 0.4.0 (released 26.11.2018) Unreleased


  • fix locale issues with pulldata() on linux (still not solved on Mac OS X)
  • eliminate dependency on ‘reshape’ package

Minor changes

  • the functions cast.traitdata() and mutate.traitdata() now support units.

traitdataform 0.3.4 Unreleased

  • update as.trait() and as.thesaurus() as well as print methods
  • update dependencies on units()

traitdataform 0.3.3 Unreleased

  • rename and update standardize_taxa() <- standardize.taxonomy()
  • rename standardize_traits() <- standardize.traits()
  • fix environment issues with pulldata()

traitdataform 0.3.1 Unreleased

  • clean rewrite of get_gbif_taxonomy()
  • test_that implementation
  • Travis CI implementation
  • add Code of Conduct and CONTRIBUTING

traitdataform 0.3.0 Unreleased


  • solve all errors, warnings and notes on R CHECK
  • complete man pages
  • fix matching bug for get_gbif_taxonomy()

traitdataform 0.2.6 Unreleased

  • fix function mutate.traitdata() (remove method dependency to dplyr)
  • update documentation for as.trait()
  • successful build of vignette

traitdataform 0.2.5 Unreleased

  • fix export of get_gbif_taxonomy()
  • handle subspecies and superspecies cases
  • handle warnings in taxon mapping output
  • update documentation on taxon mapping

traitdataform 0.2.4 Unreleased

traitdataform 0.2.3 Unreleased

  • fixing broken NAMESPACE export
  • update documentation website

traitdataform 0.2.2 Unreleased

traitdataform 0.2.1 Unreleased

  • add function as.metadata() for templating of metadata into an object class, including method print.metadata()
  • update as.traitdata, print.traitdata, rbind.traitdata to make use of as.metadata
  • provide metadata and thesaurus as attributes in data object ‘carabids’
  • update as.traitdata(): enable forwarding of attributes of input object (for metadata etc. )

traitdataform 0.2 Unreleased

Major changes

  • updated terms to traitdata standard v0.6.
  • datasets are not loaded by default, but wait for a prompt using data(). Also added documentation for all datasets and added more datasets.
  • adding function method rbind.traitdata() for merging standardised datasets into a unified table. includes handling of metadata object in attributes
  • metadata can be stored in the attributes of a dataset and will be preserved when updating the dataset. Information will be handled when merging or combining multiple datasets.
  • trait thesauri can be added more easily from a data frame or from a list of ‘trait’ objects.

Minor changes

  • update vignette: add section on merging and combining data.
  • added print methods for traits and thesaurus objects.

traitdataform 0.1.7 Unreleased

Major changes

  • add function standardize.exploratories() to extract georeference data for a plotID.
  • add function read.service() (provided by Dennis Heimann & Andreas Ostrowski) for access of datasets on BExIS. I added a secure masked prompt using the ‘getPass’ package.

Bug fixes

  • Spelling of ‘occurrence’